Mussels in Irish Cider

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Mussels and cider, two local Irish specialties in a classic Irish dish.

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
350 calories/serving


900 g mussels 60 units
2 shallots, finely chopped 80 g
1 cup cider 250 mL
1/3 cup sour cream 85 mL
1 egg yolks
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh [optional] 5 g

Before you start

The quantities given here are based on this recipe served as main course.


  1. Carefully rinse and brush the mussels to remove any sand. Drain. Discard any of the mussels that stay open, even after being tapped, because they are not edible. Set aside.
  2. Finely chop the shallots then add them to a saucepan. Pour in the cider and cook 7-8 min. Add the mussels and mix well..
  3. Cover and cook 5-7 min over medium heat, until the mussels are open. Toss once during cooking. Using a slotted spoon, remove the mussels from the pan and transfer them to a large bowl. Discard any mussel that are still closed. Cover the bowl, set aside and keep warm.
  4. Put the saucepan back on the stovetop, stir in half of the cream and cook 5 min over medium-high heat. Filter the liquid through a sieve to eliminate any sand then put it back into the saucepan. Stir in the yolks and the remaining cream then cook over low heat until a sauce consistency is obtained. Add pepper and chopped parsley to garnish. Pour the sauce over the mussels and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (220 g)


% Daily Value




15 g

23 %

Saturated 5.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

28 %


200 mg


520 mg

22 %


18 g

6 %


1 g

3 %


0 g

Net Carbs

17 g


36 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

36 %


10 %


70 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Good source of  :
Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Omega-3


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 4
Fats 1

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