Mussels

PEI BLUEBERRY ALE, RED ONION AND LIME STEAMED PEI MUSSELS

2 pounds PEI Mussels
½ each Red Onion, sliced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 each Lime, zested and juiced
½ bottle Gahan Blueberry Ale
1 cup Cucumber, medium dice
to taste Salt & Black Pepper
4-5 leaves Fresh Basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place mussels in a colander and rinse under cold running water to remove any dirt or sand; do not submerge.
  2. In a large pot combine mussels, red onion, garlic, lime zest & juice, and blueberry ale; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and steam mussels for 5-7 minutes or until all of the mussel shells have opened.
  3. Mix cucumbers into mussels and season with salt & black pepper. Place mussels and broth into a serving bowl. Discard any unopened shells. Garnish with basil and serve hot. If desired, serve with crusty bread to soak up broth.