If you've never tried steaming mussels at home before, you'll love the ease of this recipe. Great flavor for a minimum amount of time and effort. That's always a plus!
5 T. butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped shallots
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
8 sprig fresh parsley
2/3 cup Guinness
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
Melt 1 T. butter in large saucepan over medium high heat. Add shallots, celery, carrots and parsley; cook and stir 2 - 3 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.
Add Guinness and bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add mussels, cover and return to a boil. Cook 4 - 5 minutes or until mussels open. Uncover and cook 1 minute.
Remove from heat and discard any unopened mussels. stir in remaining 4 T. butter.
Serve immediately in bowls with bread.