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Norwegian Blue Mussels with Beer

Norwegian blue mussels can be varied in flavour depending on what you like the best. In this recipe they are served with a beer sauce and bread on the side.

Cooking time20 min
Difficulty levelMedium



  • Scrub the mussels and make sure all are closed or closes when knock on.
  • Throw away mussels that doesn't close.
  • Finely chop onion and celery, and add to a casserole with blue mussels and water.
  • Cover with a lid and let steam for 3-4 minutes.
  • Shake the casserole so the mussels in the bottom comes up.
  • Sieve the broth into another casserole and add beer, parsley, thyme and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until the gas from the beer is gone.
  • Add butter and taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce over the blue mussel and serve with bread on the side.