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Mike's Drunken Mussels

Mike's Drunken Mussels

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LEAH72

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 Italian bread to soak up the juice.

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  • Calories:
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cook red pepper and onion in oil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tequila, water, lime juice, fresh pepper and jalapenos. Bring to a boil, and dump in the mussels. Sprinkle the cilantro over the mussels, and cover 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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Reviews

GAIL
27
7/26/2003

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.

Corinna
16
11/24/2004

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.

mainered
15
2/23/2008

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!