Drunken Mussels

Drunken Mussels

Estimated Time: 40 Minutes - 132 Calories

A great change from the normal cream or wine mussel recipes!


  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • 2 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cook red pepper and onion in oil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tequila, water, lime juice, fresh pepper and jalapenos. Bring to a boil, and dump in the mussels. Sprinkle the cilantro over the mussels, and cover with a tight fitting lid. Allow to steam for 3 to 4 minutes, or until all mussels have opened (discard any that don't).

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