Guinness Mussels - naotakem - cc

Guinness Mussels

Guinness Mussels - naotakem - cc

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In Ireland, Guinness is used in all sauces, and can be eaten in a pint, or in a dish specially prepared for the occasion … Mussels a la Guinness are one of those typical Irish specialities, which mix seafood and Irish beer… And Belgium no longer has a monopoly on mussels and chips!

Presentation of Mussels in the Guinness style

Fresh seafood in a Guinness sauce

Guinness Mussels are a variation of the traditional Oysters eaten with a pint of Guinness. This time, the Guinness is not only found in the glasses, but also in the dish itself, serving as a sauce…

The Irish are very fond of these kinds of dishes. Simple, copious, and delicious, they are served just about everywhere, as well as in the Pub Grubs (Gastronomic Pubs serving fast food) of Ireland. They are usually accompanied by French fries, and, (as you don’t change a winning team), are eaten with a pint of Guinness, to enhance the flavours of the mussel sauce.

The dish is generally quite economical, and can be found in restaurants and pubs for less than 10 to 14€. You will be able to treat yourself and enjoy fresh products, from which Ireland generally derives a great deal of notoriety. (Irish mussels have an excellent reputation).

Guinness Mussels Recipe


  • For 4 persons
  • Duration : 30mn
  • 2 kgs of fresh mussels
  • 1 can of Guinness (replace with another stout if you wish)
  • 4 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 500 ml fresh cream
  • Butter, salt, pepper, dill…


  • Peel the onions and chop them finely.
  • Then peel your garlic cloves and cut them into small cubes.
  • Place in a pressure cooker and add the mussels and the whole can of Guinness.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 7/8 minutes.
  • When the mussels are open, pour the crème fraîche and a few knobs of butter into the casserole dish. Turn regularly until boiling and then turn off the heat.
  • Just season to your liking (salt, pepper, dill…etc.) and serve hot, accompanied if you wish by French fries.
  • Best served with a pint of Guinness on the side!
  • Enjoy your meal!

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