Beer Steamed Mussels
May 17th, 2012 13 Comments

Beer Steamed Mussels

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Beer Steamed Mussels


Beer Steamed Mussels Recipe

Serves: 4-5 people | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes


3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 onion, finely diced
2 1/2 lbs – 3 lbs mussels, bearded and scrubbed
12 fluid oz beer
A bunch Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
Salt, to taste
Lemon or lime wedges


Rinse the bearded and scrubbed mussels thoroughly. Drain the water dry.

Heat up a deep skillet or a pot with the melted butter/olive oil on medium heat. Saute the garlic and onion until you start smelling the aroma, but not browned. Add the mussels into the skillet/pot and stir to combine with the garlic and onion. Pour in the beer and cover the skillet and pot, for a few minutes, or until the mussels are open and cooked. Stir in the chopped parsley and add salt to taste. Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon or lime, if you like.

Cook’s Note:

The beer broth with the briny and sweet flavor of mussels is absolutely delicious. “Drink” the juice or sop up with garlic bread.

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13 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Sofiah says:

    Drool. Love mussels pot…it’s always fun to have a pot of this and a few beers with friends.

  2. Mussels are my favorite shellfish.

  3. Shirley Wong via Facebook says:

    Bookmarked the page!

  4. Thanks for your comments. Always help me to read comments from you guys so I know what recipes to share in the future. Keep the comments coming!! :)

  5. Shirley Wong via Facebook says:

    I love seafood, especially shellfish, and I love your recipes on sotong curry, clam in miso soup and now this one. ;)

  6. Pauline says:

    Will do the same with prawns. Guess it’ll turn out just as weel :)

  7. Fern says:

    Need to try this soon! Yum!

  8. I can’t agree more.

  9. Tiana says:

    Thanks Bee! I will definitely give it a try soon.

  10. I love eating mussels – just don’t like cleaning them! Mussels and beer – great combination!

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