2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound chorizo sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (casings removed)
1 cup onion. thinly sliced
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 cup dry white wine
1 pound linguine
Honey Is Magic
In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet. Add chorizo and onion. Sauté until sausage is brown and onions soften. Stir in cayenne.
Arrange mussels on top. Sprinkle with tomatoes, garlic and 1/4 cup of fresh basil. Drizzle with honey. Add white wine. Bake uncovered 5 minutes. Stir. Return to oven and bake about 15 minutes, or until mussels just open wide. (Discard mussels that do not open.)
Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions. Drain and transfer to a large pasta dish. Top with mussels, chorizo and spoon on sauce. Garnish with remaining 1/4 cup basil.