Beer and Bacon-Steamed Mussels Beer and Bacon-Steamed Mussels

Beer and Bacon-Steamed Mussels Image by: Beer and Bacon-Steamed Mussels Author: Canadian Living

Serve with crusty bread for sopping up the juices. Choose a favourite local microbrew (wheat beer is best) for steaming, as well as serving alongside. This recipe doubles easily for a larger crowd.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009



Rinse mussels, pulling off any beards. Discard any mussels that do not close when tapped. Set aside.

In large shallow Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat; cook bacon, celery, onion and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

Squeeze juice from lemon into pan; add remaining lemon. Add beer and bring to boil.

Add mussels; reduce heat, cover and simmer until mussels open, about 10 minutes. Discard any that do not open. Discard lemon and bay leaf. Stir in celery leaves and parsley.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 90 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 48.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 103 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g


  • Iron 6.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Beer and Bacon-Steamed Mussels