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Mussels with wheat beer bacon

Mussels with wheat beer and bacon

Published: August 25, 2017 at 10:30 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Check out these mussels with wheat beer and bacon. Our recipe is low in calories, it uses beer instead of white wine and bacon gives the dish a real smoky flavour. Serve with crusty bread as a starter or as a main meal

  • Low calorie
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal293
fat15g
saturates4.8g
carbs4.6g
sugars3.4g
fibre0.6g
protein27.1g
salt2.4g
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Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 100g smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 300ml wheat beer, such as Erdinger
  • 1kg mussels, cleaned and bearded
  • a handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • bread, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pan with a lid. Add the bacon and cook until crisp.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then pour in the beer and bring to a simmer.

  • STEP 3

    Check the mussels and discard any that don’t close when tapped on a worksurface.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in the mussels, put on a lid and cook until all the mussels have opened. (Discard any shells that stay closed).

  • STEP 5

    Shake the pan now and again to redistribute the heat.

  • STEP 6

    Stir in the parsley and serve in warm bowls with bread.

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