Photo Credit: Samuel Joubert
Summer cookouts are one of our favorite ways to celebrate with family and friends. Before the summer comes to an end and the kids head back to school, try something really special. Our friends at Unibroue are sharing a really amazing seafood recipe. It’s a fabulous dish to serve for some delicious summer-time fun.
Beer: Blanche de Chambly
Preparation : 15 min, Cooking time : 15 min, Serves 1
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp caramelized onions
- 2 tbsp crushed garlic
- 2 tbsp bacon lardons
- 1 tbsp sweet butter
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 small soft pretzels
- ½ bottle of 341 ml (12 oz) Blanche de Chambly, room temperature
- 1 lb PEI mussels washed and debearded
- 3 tbsp coarse chopped parsley
- In a pot large enough to hold the mussels, heat the olive oil until it just starts to smoke.
- Add garlic, caramelized onions, and bacon lardons and stir as to not let any of the ingredients stick to the bottom of the pot.
- Add mussels and stir to coat with the onions, bacon and oil.
- Next pour in the beer, add the butter and mustard, stir and cover.
- Steam until the mussels have opened wide, remove the lid and stir again. Mix in the parsley.
- Discard any mussels that have not opened. Place pretzels on top of the mussels, replace lid and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Flex Mussels restaurant, in NYC (http://www.flexmussels.com/)
Created in 1991, Unibroue is the leading craft brewery in Québec and among the foremost craft breweries in North America. Unibroue has carved out a special niche in the beer world with top quality products. It made history by becoming the first North American beer maker to use a brewing method inspired by the two-centuries-old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe—particularly in Belgium. Over the years, Unibroue has remained faithful to its origins even as it has grown to become an icon of the brewing world. It brews more than 15 beer brands, which are naturally bottle and keg refermented, and has won over 240 international medals since its inception. Unibroue is headquartered in Chambly, Canada, in the only brewing facility producing all of Unibroue’s beers. For more information about Unibroue, please visit www.unibroue.com