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DharMag September 2014 Drunken mussels recipe

Drunken mussels recipe, with ingredients, cooking tips and a great video. How to make the perfect drunken mussels? Here you can find find a delicious alcoholic appetizer!

Ingredients to make the perfect drunken mussels

  • 3 T Butter
  • 1 T Shallot Minced
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Lemon, Zested
  • 12 oz. Pale Ale or your favorite beer
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, Optional
  • 2 lbs. Mussels
  • A Handful of Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped
  • Lemon Wedges, To Serve
  • Crusty Bread, for dipping

How to make the perfect drunken mussels

  • Rinse, debeard, and scrub your mussels well. Drain and set aside.
  • In a deep skillet or pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Sauté the shallots and garlic until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Add red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Add in the mussels and the beer. Cover and cook just until the mussels open up.
  • Turn off the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, top with fresh lemon zest, chopped parsley, lemon wedges and pieces of toasted crusty bread.

Recipe courtesy of Tipsy Bartender. If you want to watch a video to learn how to make these delicious mussels:

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