Honey Beer Steamed Mussels

Honey Beer Steamed Mussels


  • 2.5 pounds mussels
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bottle of your favorite beer
  • 3 tablespoons Taylor Pass honey
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Herb butter baguettes
  • 1 large ciabatta baguette
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaked sea salt


  1. Keep the mussels refrigerated until you’re ready to use them.

  2. Once ready, place them in a large bowl of ice-cold water. Scrub the outsides of the mussels and remove the string (or “beard”) by using a towel or paper towel to pull it out.

  3. Discard any mussels that have opened already. Keep the mussels in the ice water.

  4. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil. Once it’s melted, stir in the onions, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  5. Stir and cook for 5 minutes, until slightly softened.

  6. Add in the beer and honey, stirring to combine. Add the mussels and toss. - Cover the skillet and cook just until the mussels open and the beer is simmering, about 5 to 6 minutes.

  7. Garnish with the bacon and cilantro.

  8. Stir the mussels well so the broth makes it into the shells. Serve immediately with the baguettes.
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