Chive flowers or raw garlic scapes to garnishoptional
Wash the mussels in fresh water and check for any dead shellfish.
Melt a tablespoon or two of butter in a large deep pot.
Roughly chop the garlic scapes into bite size pieces.
Toss the cup of freshly sliced garlic scapes into the butter. Saute the garlic scapes really quickly over high heat for 2 to 4 minutes to soften them up.
Pour the entire bottle of Belgian Ale into the pot and bring it back to a boil. Add the 5 lbs of washed and cleaned mussels.
Cover the pot with a lid and let the pot come back to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer. Let the mussels should steam for a good 5 -7 minutes .
Once 5 -7 minutes are up open the lid and see how far the mussels are. 90% of the mussels should be open and cooked. Give the pot a stir or a shake to help the last few mussels finish cooking.
Scoop out the beer steamed mussels with a slotted spoon or a strainer and drizzle with the remaining butter. Sprinkle the chive flowers or fresh garlic scapes over the mussels, pour/squeeze the lemon juice over the mussels and serve immediately!
Don't forget to wash the mussels right before cooking them!
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Beer Steamed Mussels with Garlic Scapes and Lemon https://www.earthfoodandfire.com/beer-steamed-mussels-garlic-scapes/ July 18, 2018