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Monday, March 10, 2014

Guinness Steamed Mussels

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
Crusty bread

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.

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