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Beer Steamed Mussels

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PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
A combination of garlic, pepper, onions and beer make this broth almost as succulent as the mussels themselves. Satiate the seafood lover in you and get steaming


Uncooked shelled mussels

4 pound(s), beards removed and shells scrubbed (1.92 kg)

Light beer

12 fl oz, (360 ml)

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and diced

Uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), finely chopped, (120 ml)

Garlic clove(s)

6 clove(s), medium, minced

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped, (60 ml)

Fresh thyme

2 tbsp(s), chopped, (30 ml), or 1 tsp dried


  1. Discard any mussels with cracked or open shells.
  2. In a large pot, combine beer, red pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, and thyme. Stir to combine. Place mussels over top.
  3. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high, cover and boil 5 minutes, until shells open, stirring occasionally.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mussels to a large serving bowl, discarding any mussels that haven’t opened.
  5. Serve remaining liquid on the side for dipping, or pour over top, if desired.