Steamed Mussels in Beer Recipe

Steamed Mussels in Beer Recipe

Recipe by: Curtis Stone

Prep time 20 min

Cooking time 5 min

Serves 8


8 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 shallots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 thyme sprigs
3 bay leaves
1 cup beer
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 1/2 ounces butter, cubed

Step 1

Heat a large saucepan over high heat until very hot. Add the mussels, oil, shallots, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves and toss to combine.

Step 2
Add the beer. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mussels open. Add the parsley and toss to combine.
Step 3
Strain the mussels through a colander and place the liquid into a small saucepan. Return the strained mussels to the large saucepan and cover with a lid to keep warm.
Step 4
Bring the mussel liquid to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Add the butter and whisk until the butter has melted and the mixture is evenly combined.
Step 5
Transfer the mussels to a large serving bowl and pour the butter mixture over. Serve immediately.

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