Most instant pot mussels recipes based on steaming the mollusks in a mixture of dry white wine and a few types of allium, both garlic or shallots. This one requires each onion and garlic. As a substitute for wine, gentle lager beer lends a toasted, gently bitter taste that’s fantastic with the butter that’s blended in proper on the finish.

This dish of mussels serves with a baguette or different bread for dunking within the broth, which is arguably simply as scrumptious because the candy mussels themselves.

Tips to prepare mussels to cook in the instant pot:

Most mussels you purchase on the fishmongers have been farmed and are very clear. So, there’s no want to clean or soak or de-beard them except you’ve harvested them yourself off a rocky, seaweed-laden coast (or are fortunate sufficient to search out wild mussels at your fish retailer).

A fast rinse is all of the farmed forms want earlier than going into the pot.



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About mussels Recipe

I like meals that you can make just by raiding your pantry and your freezer.


  • 2 pounds mussels in shells.

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil.

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter.

  • 1 small onion, sliced.

  • Pinch of kosher salt.

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste.

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced.

  • 1/3 cup mild lager or pilsner beer.

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley.

This hearty mussels dish is just perfect with some crusty bread and a little—okay, a big—dab of butter.


Calories: 172,

Cholesterol: 56mg,

 Sodium: 369mg,

Potassium: 268mg,   

Glucides: 7g,

 Fiber: 0g,  

Protein: 24g.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Rinse the mussels thoroughly below running water.

Step 2

Set the instant pot for the “sauté” function, warmth the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter within the strain cooker. Stir within the onion, salt, and pepper, and sauté till the onion is golden about 7 minutes.

Step 3

Stir within the garlic and cook till aromatic, one other minute. Pour within the beer and bring to a simmer. Add the mussels, cover the pot and cook on low pressure for 1 minute; then let the pressure release manually.

Step 4

Remove the mussels, utilizing a slotted spoon, put in the large bowl and discard any that haven’t opened.

Step 5

Whisk the parsley with 2 tablespoons butter into the instant pot; then taste for adjusting the seasoning According to your desire.

Step 6

Pour the sauce over the mussels, and serve with crusty bread for soak up the juices of the yummy garlic sauce.

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