Tequila Steamed Mussels

    40 minutes

    Tasty fresh mussels are steamed in a mixture of tequila and lime juice. Flavour is also added from the capsicum, onion, pepper and chillies they are cooked with.

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    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 jalapeno chillies (optional)
    • 1 kg fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
    • 1/2 cup chopped coriander

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

    1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add capsicum and onion then cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in tequila, water, lime juice, pepper and chillies. Bring to a boil then dump in the mussels. Sprinkle the coriander over the mussels and cover saucepan 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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    This was Great! I didn't want to lose the taste of all the ingredients in the streaming so I steamed the mussels in water, a bit of lime juice and a splash of tequila then used the recipe to pour over mussels when they were done and in the bowl. Very Good.  -  15 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Quick and easy to make with stuff we had on hand, including jalapeños. This recipe is better than most restaurants. Didn't change a thing!  -  23 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I did not like this recipe at all. I'm giving it 2 stars only because my husband thought they were "ok". The sauce needs to be thicker, I think, so that the sauce will stick to the mussels. The flavor was not good, the cilantro overwhelming. Sorry.  -  23 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)