Störtebeker Mussels

Course: Main

Servings: 2 people

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • fresh mussels - 1 kg
  • onions - 2 small
  • butter - 1 tbsp
  • streaky bacon - 1 slice (or more, to taste)
  • beer - generous splash ((we used Valhalla Ale - White Wife))
  • cornflour - 1 tbsp (to thicken)
  • mustard - 2-3 tbsp (to taste)
  1. Peel and quarter one of the onions and add to a pot along with the mussels and some salt water. Cook for 3-4 minutes, and discard any mussels which haven't opened.
  2. Remove the flesh from the mussels and add to a frying pan along with some butter, the remaining onion, finely chopped and the chopped bacon. Fry for one minute.
  3. Sprinkle with the cornflour and stir until combined. Add the mustard and a splash of beer, and continue to cook, adding more mustard if desired, until it thickens.
  4. Serve with bread to mop up the juices.