5 from 6 votes
Mussels in Guinness & Garlic Sauce is a beautiful Irish inspired starter item to add to your holiday menu for your Irish themed celebration
Mussels in Guinness & Garlic Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

Mussels in Guinness & Garlic Sauce is a wonderful Irish inspired starter item to add to your holiday menu for your Irish themed celebration

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Garlic, Mussels
Servings: 4 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pearl onions
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 ounces Guinness Stout
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dillweed chopped
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • 4 pounds fresh mussels scrubbed, beard removed
  • 3 lemons juice of 1 lemon
  • Irish soda bread for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven place 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter in a pan, place on low heat. Once unsalted butter has melted add 1/2 cup fresh pearl onions to unsalted butter along with minced garlic. Cook on low for 3-4 minutes till softened.
  2. Once 3-4 minutes have passed add 12 ounces of Guinness stout to saucepan simmer 3-4 minutes before adding 1 cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon of fresh dill chopped, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to own taste- let reduce by almost half.
  3. Once the sauce has reduced add 4 pounds of fresh mussels in their shell to the sauce, cook with a lid on for about 4-5 minutes or till mussels have opened.
  4. Place in large serving dish sprinkle with juice of 1 lemon, garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges – serve with Irish Soda Bread.