The recipe that I propose to you today would have been perfect on the occasion of Saint Patrick. There, I’m a few days late. But, we love Ireland, Guinness and mussels all year round. It would be a shame to only cook it one day a year.
It’s an original and really delicious way to cook mussels. It really changes from the classic marinière. Yet it is just as easy to prepare. I found this method in a book by David Loftus, around the world in 80 recipes.
Guinness brings a slight bitterness which is very pleasant and goes perfectly with mussels and smoked bacon. Besides, this one is really essential for this dish to be perfect.
Mussels with Guinness and smoked bacon:
1 kg 400 of mussels
4 slices smoked bacon (0.5 thick)
2 cloves garlic
75g heavy cream
Prepare the mussels. Wash them and remove the bad ones.
Fry the chopped onion in a knob of butter.
Add the breast cut into lardons and let brown.
Add grated garlic and thyme. Leave to come back for a few more minutes.
Add mussels and Guinness.
Bring to a boil, cover and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
When the mussels are open, add the cream and mix.
Check the seasoning and add the chopped parsley.
To finish: I really like Guinness, especially in cooking. I have already offered you several recipes with this beer. You can find the recipe for beef stew and chocolate cake on the blog