Mike's Drunken Mussels

Mike's Drunken Mussels


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About this recipe: Shying away from the typical tomato or wine based steamed mussel recipe? This one features tequila and lime and it as easy as 1..2..3 to prepare! Serve right away with some crusty bread to soak up the juice.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 red capsicum, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons diced green chillies (optional)
  • 1 kg fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/3 cup chopped coriander

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add capsicum and onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tequila, water, lime juice, pepper and green chillies. Bring to a boil, and dump in the mussels. Sprinkle the coriander over the mussels and cover pot with a tight fitting lid. Allow to steam for 3 to 4 minutes, or until all mussels have opened (discard any that don't).

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