Mussels Steamed in Spiced Beer

Mussels Steamed in Spiced Beer

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1 ts Mustard seeds
1/2 ts Salt
4 Cloves
2 wedges Lemon
fresh parsley leaves; Minced
1 12-oz bottle beer; (not dark)
2 Bay Leaves
36 Mussels; preferably cultivated, scrubbed well inseveral changes of water
1 ts Coriander seeds
1/4 ts Cayenne; or to taste

Original recipe makes 1



In a kettle bring the beer to a boil with the bay leaves, the cloves, the coriander seeds, the mustard seeds, the cayenne, the salt, and the lemon wedges and boil the mixture, covered partially, for two minutes. Add the mussels, steam them, covered, over moderately high heat, stirring once or twice, for 4 to 7 minutes, or until they are opened, and discard any unopened ones. Serve the mussels sprinkled with the parsley. Serves 6 as a first course. Gourmet October 1993

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I increase the cayenne dose but overshot. A matter of taste. Perhaps 1/2 to 3/4 tsp.
wyattj 4y ago

This is fast to make. I think you could increase the cayenne dose.
wyattj 4y ago

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