Beer Steamed Mussels Recipe

Beer Steamed Mussels

Beer Steamed Mussels

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 – 5

A simple yet delicious way to serve fresh mussels.

  • 2 Pounds Fresh Mussels
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive OIl
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Peeled & Minced
  • 1 Medium Onion, Peeled, & Diced
  • 3/4 Cup Good Quality Beer
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Rinse the mussels under cold water, and remove the beards if necessary.
  2. In a large heavy pot with a lid, heat the olive oil, then add the onion, garlic, and salt and pepper and cook over medium low heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the beer and continue to cook, increasing heat to medium high.
  4. Add the mussels and cover the pot, and steam the mussels until they open, shaking the pot from time to time for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the mussels from the broth to a heated bowl, and add the thyme, butter, and mustard.
  6. Stir well, and cook over high heat, seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Stir in the fresh parsley and pour the juices over the mussels in the bowl and serve immediately.
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