Mussels Steamed in Beer, with Leeks, Bacon, and a Touch of Cream

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Cast-Iron Cooking for Two: 75 Quick and Easy Skillet Recipes

By Joanna Pruess

Published 2019

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If you and a friend adore mussels, this is an abundantly delicious way to indulge. In fewer than 20 minutes, you can dive into this generous pot of succulent mussels cooked with bacon and beer and slurp away. What a combination.

The rule of thumb for portion size is one pound of mussels per person. However, if you have smaller appetites or want to serve them as a first course or for lunch, this recipe can be divided in half, or will comfortably feed three. Garlicky toasted French br