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Beer Braised Mussels

Serves 4 as entrée (6 to 8 as appetizer)
Time 25 min
Beer creates a flavorful broth for these simple mussels. Make sure to have some crusty bread on hand to soak up the broth.
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 1 (12.0-ounce) bottle lager beer
  • 2 pounds mussels debearded, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Method

In a large saucepot or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add beer and bring to a boil. Arrange mussels in the pot and cook, shaking the pot vigorously every 2 minutes or so, until mussels have opened and are hot throughout, 7 to 8 minutes. (Discard any mussels that don't open.)

Ladle mussels and their broth into bowls, top with parsley and thyme and serve hot.

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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 1 (12.0-ounce) bottle lager beer
  • 2 pounds mussels debearded, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme