Beer-Steamed Mussels

Beer-Steamed Mussels

Add some flavor to steamed mussels with a pilsner or wheat brew. Don’t forget the trick to finding out if a mussel is safe to eat: Tap it on the kitchen counter. If it closes, it’s alive and safe to eat! Discard any that don’t close.



20 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2 Tbs minced shallot
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs minced parsley
  • 2 lbs mussels (rinsed and cleaned)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter.

Step 2

Add shallot and sauté about 1 minute. Add beer and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Add parsley and mussels.

Step 3

Cover with lid and steam 5-7 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels. Serve.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.