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Guinness gives you mussels

1 kg mosselen

125 g boter

1 lepel olijfolie

1 prei

200 ml witte wijn

1 lepel gehakte dille

1 teen knoflook

1 lepel gehakte bieslook

1 lepel gehakte peterselie

400 g bruin sodabrood in plakken

400 ml Guinness

1 kipbouillonblokje

1 pakje instant aardappelpuree met Cheddar

115 g zelfrijzend bakmeel

1 lepel mosterdpoeder


175 g meel

280 g gekookte gepelde garnalen 'Dublin Bay'

1 citroen in dikke plakken


  • Omschrijving recept: Schelpdiergerechten
  • Aantal Porties: 2
  • Bron: Ready Steady Cook


For the mussels: check the mussels discarting any which are open and do not close when tapped on the worktop. heat 15 g butter and olive oil in a pan. Thinly slice the white part of the leek, add to the pan and cook gently for a few minutes to soften.

Add the wine and dill and bring to the boil. Add the mussels, cover with a lid and cook over a high heat for a few minutes, or until the mussels are open, shaking the pan occasionally.

Discard any mussels which have not opened, then serve the remainder in a shallow bowl.

For the garlic bread: soften 55 g butter, add the crushed garlic, chives and parsley, season and mix together. Spread the garlic butter on the slices of soda bread and serve with the soup.

For the soup with dumplings: place 300 ml Guinness in a pan with the stock cube and heat. Add the mashed potato, mix together and gently heat.

Place 115 g self-raising flour in a food processor. Add the mustard powder and 55 g butter and blitz until combined. Then gradually add enough Guinness to make a dough.

Shape the dough into small walnutsized balls and sit op top of the soup. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the dumplings have cooked through. Serve in a bowl.

For the deep fried prawns: fill a deep pan on a third full with oil and heat. Place 175 g plain flour in an bowl and slowly add enough Guinness to make a batter. Add the prawns, coat in batter and deep fry until golden brown.

Dip the lemon slices in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Drain the prawns and lemon on kitchen paper.

Shred the green part of the leek and deep fry until golden. Pile the prawns and lemon onto a plate and garnish with the deep fried leek.