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Perfect Partners – The Dudes Brewing Company Boysenberry Wheat Ale & Garlic Butter Mussels

Perfect Partners – The Dudes Brewing Company Boysenberry Wheat Ale & Garlic Butter Mussels
March 30, 2017 thedudesbrew

We’re celebrating Spring and our newest location by the sea in Huntington Beach with this pairing of our Tart Boysenberry Wheat Ale with Mussels in Garlic Butter – an amazing taste match-up that’s easy to prepare, but sure to impress.

The Dudes' Boysenberry Wheat Ale

You can pick-up 4-Packs To-Go of our Boysenberry Ale at any of our SoCal Locations!

Garlic is a perfect partner for shellfish in this simple appetizer. Serve with a crusty French loaf to mop up all the juices.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed & de-bearded
  • 10 tablespoons (1 & 1/4 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

PREPARATION

  1. Place mussels in heavy large Dutch oven, cover and cook over high heat until mussels open, shaking pan occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain mussels, reserving liquid. Transfer mussels to bowl; discard any that do not open. Tent bowl with foil.
  2. Melt butter in same Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons parsley, lemon juice, lemon peel and reserved liquid from mussels and bring to boil. Season to taste with pepper. Drizzle garlic butter over mussels. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley.

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To round out your table, you can add Mascarpone cheese; light white meats; foods driven by herbs and spices; pickled dishes (great with tart lambics); salads with fruity dressings; and fruity desserts.

Recipe Credit: Epicurious

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