italian mussels steamed in beer with gremolada and breadcrumbs

This recipe is inspired by my father’s range of beers called Paolozzi made by The Edinburgh Beer Factory.

It is really Italian in all its flavours and I’m sure he would have loved it. Beer and mussels go really well together and so does crusty bread so I combined them all together. Mussels are cheap and sustainable, plus they cook in minutes. This recipe is perfect as a starter or light supper. And of course it’s perfect with beer.

If you fancy it with chips there are a couple of recipes on my blog for for easy fries too: healthy matchstick fries and the perfect roasted fries.

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spaghetti with mussels and vermouth

This is a really easy recipe,  the ingredients can be bought a few days in advance and cooked within 20 minutes. Great for a dinner party. Adjust the quantities accordingly.

Serves 4.

pre-cooked mussels in sauce (supermarket fish counter)
1 lemon, zested and sliced into wedges
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
half a cup of vermouth  (optional)
1 garlic clove
bunch of basil
bunch of Parsley
500g spaghetti
salt and pepper


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