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Beer steamed mussels

beer steamed mussels recipe

Ingredients 11
Servings 4
Time 10 min


  • 30
    olive oil
  • 300
    chorizo - chopped and casings removed
  • 1
    onion - thinly sliced
  • 2
    garlic cloves- finely chopped
  • 5
  • 2
    ground black pepper
  • 700
    beer of your choice
  • 60
  • 1
    live mussels - washed and debearded
  • 50
    coriander - roughly chopped
  • crusty bread - for serving


30 min

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat.

Add the chorizo, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for about 10 mins until the onions are soft.

Add the beer and butter, increase the heat and bring to the boil – cook for 1 min to reduce slightly.

Add the fresh mussels, cover with a lid and steam for 5-8 mins until the mussels have opened.

If using local frozen half-shell mussels, only cook for 4-5 mins.

Spoon into serving bowls, garnish with coriander and serve with crusty bread

Tip: Not too big on bread?  These mussels are also great served on a bed of rice or on a bed of cous cous.

Recipe and images courtesy of Blue Ocean Mussels.

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Also try: 

Mussels with leeks and bacon

Steam mussels in white wine until they open, strain off liquor and keep. Allow mussels to cool and then pick. Strain the liquid through muslin or mutton cloth to remove any grit. Meanwhile braise the leeks in butter and white wine until completely soft. Once you have all your ingredients lined up its time to start.


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