Guinness gives you mussels

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 kilograms Mussels; cleaned
125 grams Butter
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 Leek
200 millilitres White wine
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh dill
1 Clove garlic; crushed
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley
400 grams Brown soda bread; cut into slices
400 millilitres Guinness; about
1 Chicken stock cube
1 400 gram pac ready made cheddar mashed potato
115 grams Self-raising flour
1 teaspoon Mustard powder
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
175 grams Plain flour
280 grams Cooked Dublin bay prawns
Peeled and heads removed
1 Lemon; cut into thick
; slices
Salt and pepper

1 For the Mussels: Check the mussels, discarding any which are open and do not close when tapped on the worktop. Heat 15g/ 1/2oz butter and olive oil in a pan. Thinly slice the white part of the leek, add to the pan and cook gently for a few minutes to soften.

2 Add the wine and dill and bring to the boil. Add the mussels, cover with a lid and cook over a high heat for a few minutes, or until the mussels are open, shaking the pan occasionally.

3 Discard any mussels which have not opened, then serve the remainder in a shallow bowl.

4 For the Garlic Bread: Soften 55g/2oz butter, add the crushed garlic, chives and parsley, season and mix together. Spread the garlic butter on the slices of soda bread and serve with the soup.

5 For the Soup with Dumplings: Place 300ml/ ½ pint Guinness in a pan with the stock cube and heat. Add the mashed potato, mix together and gently heat.

6 Place 115g/4oz self-raising flour in a food processor. Add the mustard powder and 55g/2oz butter and blitz until combined. Then gradually add enough Guinness to make a dough.

7 Shape the dough into small, walnut- sized balls and sit on top of the soup. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the dumplings have cooked through. Serve in a bowl.

8 For the Deep Fried Prawns: Fill a deep pan one third full with oil and heat. Place 175g/6oz plain flour in a bowl and slowly add enough Guinness to make a batter. Add the prawns, coat in batter and deep fry until golden brown.

9 Dip the lemon slices in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Drain the prawns and lemon on kitchen paper.

10 Shred the green part of the leek and deep fry until golden. Pile the prawns and lemon onto a plate and garnish with the deep fried leek.

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NOTES : Chef - Richard Cawley

Recipe by: Ready Steady Cook

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