Mussel Recipes // Mains & Entrées // PEI Bloody Caesar Mussels
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
10 min
  • Spicy
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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PEI Bloody Caesar Mussels


5 lbs (2.25 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
1 cup (250 mL) of spicy Bloody Caesar (or Mary) mix

If unavailable, use a combination of:
1 cup (250 mL) tomato juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) hot sauce, or to taste
1 tbsp (15 mL) celery seed
1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic powder


  1. Rinse fresh PEI mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot set, add the Blood Mary mix, or if not available, combine tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery seed and garlic powder
  3. Add the mussels and stir to coat. Cover with a lid, turn the heat to medium-high and cook until steam pours out from under the lid and the shells are open, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for about 1 minute. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  4. Stir mussels well to coat. Great with thick slices of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.