Guinness Mussels with Garlic • Stephanie Hansen

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March 9, 2024

I made these garlicky Guinness mussels with Shelagh Mullen from She Cooks Design on Taste Buds With Stephanie. They were fantastic and so easy! Visit Shelagh’s website for other Irish dishes at

Be sure to check out the other recipes we made on this episode: colcannon and Irish brown bread!


  • 2 lbs. mussels rinsed scrubbed and de-bearded
  • 2 Tbsp Irish butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 long red chili (or jalapeño), finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/2 cup Guinness
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • A handful of fresh Italian parsley, roughly minced
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Crusty Irish Soda or sourdough bread for dunking


  1. Place a heavy-bottomed large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and shallots and sauté for about 3 minutes until they are translucent and soft. Then add the garlic, chili, and thyme then sauté another 30 seconds or so.
  2. Add the mussels to the pan, and pour in the Guinness. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil for about 3 minutes. The mussels are cooked when they open up. Once they have opened up, stir in the half & half, and parsley. Stir to combine and bring to a low simmer.
  3. Taste the broth and add a good pinch of flaky salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  4. Now quickly tip your mussels onto pre-heated bowls (as is the Irish way!) and pour a lavish portion of the Guinness broth over the top. Give a good shot of lemon juice over your bowl and serve with crusty bread and enjoy your heart out!

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