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Bacon and Beer Mussels


4lbs (1.8kg) fresh PEI mussels
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
1/2 cup (100g) smoked bacon, finely chopped
2 small shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) beer
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped basil to garnish


  1. Rinse the PEI Mussels under running fresh water. Throw away any that do not close.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pan with a fitted lid. Add bacon and sauté until bacon is crispy. Add shallots and garlic. Cook for a few minutes more, until shallots are translucent. Add beer, stir well, then add the mussels.
  3. Cover, turn on high heat and cook until steam comes out from under the lid about 5-7minutes, until mussels open.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Top with chopped basil and serve.
Recipe source: Adapted from Mussels, Preparing, Cooking and Enjoying a Sensational Seafood by Chef Alain Bosse and Linda Duncan.