Mussels in beer with onion, garlic and parsley

Mussels in beer with onion, garlic and parsley

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Fish Kitchen
Serves
2
Photographer
David Loftus

When I opened my first restaurant at the St Enodoc Hotel, I was sitting on our beautiful terrace looking out across Porthilly to the Rock Shellfish mussel and oyster farm whilst downing a pint of Doom Bar from Sharp’s Brewery just up the road. There and then, this simple dish of mussels and beer was created. Sometimes the inspiration for a dish is right in front of you… Magic!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg live mussels
a drizzle rapeseed or olive oil
50g butter
1 white onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
200ml beer
3 tablespoons curly parsley, chopped

Method

  1. Wash the mussels and pull away the hairy beard attached to one end of the shell. Discard any that are open and refuse to close when sharply tapped, as they will be dead, and any with damaged shells.
  2. Place a large saucepan (one with a tight-fitting lid) over a high heat. When hot, add a drizzle of oil and the butter, quickly followed by the onion and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the mussels. Count to 10 and then pour in the beer and cover with the lid. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid to check if the mussels are open. If they are not, put the lid back on and continue to cook, checking every 30 seconds until all, or most of them, are open.
  4. When the mussels are cooked, add the chopped parsley, toss to mix and divide between warm bowls or tip into a large bowl to share. Serve with chips or bread… and more beer.
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