Beer & Bacon Mussels

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 30min
Serves: 4
4
slices Sensations by Compliments Peppered Bacon, finely chopped
2
celery stalks, diced
1
onion, diced
1
yellow-fleshed potato, diced
1 can
lager-style beer
355 mL
2 lb
mussels, rinsed
1 kg
¼ cup
coarsely chopped fresh parsley
60 mL
Per serving (¼ recipe):
calories
180
fat
5 g
saturated fat
1.5 g
carbs
19 g
sugar
4 g
protein
16 g
cholestrol
35 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
390 mg

Directions

  1. Heat large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and cook 4 to 6 min., or until edges turn crispy. Stir in celery, onion and potato. Cook until softened, 3 to 4 min. If bottom of pot is browning too much, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) water at a time, as needed.

  2. Slowly pour in beer and bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 5 min., until potatoes are tender and liquid has reduced by about half. Add mussels, cover and cook until shells open, about 4 min. Discard any unopened mussels. Stir in parsley. Serve with crusty bread.