Belgian Beer Mussel’s, with Garlic & Ginger

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of New Planet Beer – Belgian Ale (one to cook with, one to enjoy while cooking!)
  • 2 pounds mussels, cleaned
  • Finely sliced green onion – 3 stalks – & chopped Italian parsley 1 tbs.
  • 1-2 tsp  Chopped garlic  and 1tsp chopped ginger
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions

  • Heat large saucepan to medium-high heat with 1tbl spoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Add cleaned mussels, with 1-2 tsp. chopped garlic & 1tsp. of chopped Ginger (fresh or paste)
  • Place lid over pan and let steam for a few minutes, then add ½ – ¾ bottle of Belgian Ale, and put lid back on pan.
  • Once the mussels are opening (as if to drink the yummy beer), turn heat off and let sit for a minute, adding the sliced green onions for added aroma and flavor.
  • Serve in bowl and sprinkle chopped Parsley over served Mussels as the final touch.

Optional Addition’s:

Chorizo can be a great addition – fried separately and added in to the broth before serving

½ cup of buttermilk added to the broth creates a smooth and rich texture as well

Traditionally served with a side of fresh cut fries

 Serves 3-4 people.

Bon Appetit!

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