Tequila Steamed Mussels

Tequila Steamed Mussels


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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.


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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