Shying away from the typical tomato or wine based steamed mussel recipe? This one features tequila and lime and it as easy as 1..2..3 to prepare! Serve right away with some crusty Italian bread to soak up the juice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cook red pepper and onion in oil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

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  • 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).

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 5.7g; fat 1.8g; cholesterol 17.8mg; sodium 174mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2003
This was Great! I didn't want to lose the taste of all the ingredients in the streaming so I steamed the mussels in water a bit of lime juice and a splash of tequila then used the recipe to pour over mussels when they were done and in the bowl. Very Good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2004
I did not like this recipe at all. I'm giving it 2 stars only because my husband thought they were "ok". The sauce needs to be thicker I think so that the sauce will stick to the mussels. The flavor was not good the cilantro overwhelming. Sorry. Read More
(16)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2003
This was Great! I didn't want to lose the taste of all the ingredients in the streaming so I steamed the mussels in water a bit of lime juice and a splash of tequila then used the recipe to pour over mussels when they were done and in the bowl. Very Good. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
Quick and easy to make with stuff we had on hand including jalapeños. This recipe is better than most restaurants. Didn't change a thing! Read More
(16)
Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2004
I did not like this recipe at all. I'm giving it 2 stars only because my husband thought they were "ok". The sauce needs to be thicker I think so that the sauce will stick to the mussels. The flavor was not good the cilantro overwhelming. Sorry. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
I wasn't sure about this...the family always eats the mussels the same way but they liked it! A lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2012
I used vodka instead of tequila and added 3 teaspoons of horseradish too....just for an extra kick. They were great. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2011
I used olive oil left out the peppers (both red and jalapeno) but only because I didn't have any on hand. I also left out the water because I used the frozen mussels you can buy in the 2 pound bag. Really good recipe loved the flavor of the broth - I was afraid that the tequila would be too strong but it was balanced by the lime juice - I may add more tequila next time! Thanks Mike for an alternative to white wine broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
Great change to wine and cream - we loved it and will use again I fried the chilli with the onion and pepper to reduce the heat and confess that I seldom weigh my ingredients just use the volume and weight given as a guide line the sauce was good and the balance of flavors were great Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2003
Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
Fantastic!! Very good recipe. The tequila and lime add a great touch to this very easy recipe. We left out the Cilantro only because I do not like that flavor. Read More
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