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Beer Steamed Mussels

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INGREDIENTS

5 lbs. fresh blue cultured mussels
1 tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots or sweet onion
pinch salt and pepper
12 oz. beer
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Chopped flat leaf parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    Stir the fresh blue mussels in a colander while rinsing in tap water. Set aside for a few minutes. Tap any that are open and discard those that don’t close in response to the tap.
  2. 2
    Add 1 tablespoon butter to pot, cook chopped onion and celery, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3
    Add the beer and fresh mussels.
  4. 4
    Cover and steam over high heat until the mussels are open (6-8 Minutes).
  5. 5
    Squeeze the lemon juice over the mussels, add some parsley and pour into a large bowl to share. Don’t forget to sip the sauce!

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