PEI mussel farmers lead the way in producing approximately 80% of the North American mussel production. The PEI mussel industry is a shining example of how nutritious and delicious food can be produced and harvested in a sustainable way.
Health Fact } PEI mussels are rich in protein and zinc and are low in fat and cholesterol.
- 2 pounds PEI Mussels
- ½ each Red Onion, sliced
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 1 each Lime, zested and juiced
- ½ bottle Gahan Blueberry Ale
- 1 cup Cucumber, medium dice
- to taste Salt & Black Pepper
- 4-5 leaves Fresh Basil, chopped
- Place mussels in a colander and rinse under cold running waterto remove any dirt or sand; do not submerge.
- In a large pot combine mussels, red onion, garlic, lime zest & juice, and blueberry ale; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and steam mussels for 5-7 minutes or until all of
- the mussel shells have opened.
- Mix cucumbers into mussels and season with salt & black pepper. Place mussels and broth into a serving bowl. Discard any unopened shells. Garnish with basil and serve hot. If desired,
- serve with crusty bread to soak up broth.
- Chef’s Tip: If pairing with Honeydew Apiaries Robin Rhubarb Mead, replace Blueberry Ale with 1 cup of Honeydew Apiaries Robin Rhubarb Mead.