Irish Mussels

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels – cleaned and de-bearded
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 celery stalk – diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup Guinness
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Lemon wedges
  • French bread

Put a  large pot over medium heat. When the pot is hot, add the mussels and next nine ingredients and cover.  Cook, stirring once or twice, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the mussels open. Discard any that do not open.  Serve in a bowl with broth spooned over the top.  Squeeze lemon juice over top.  Serve with bread or fries.

My brother Matt’s recipe.

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