When it comes to cooking, tequila is always a good idea. Try making these “drunken” tequila lime mussels for an added kick to your dinner.
- 1 tsp. canola oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 lime, juiced
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
- 2 lbs fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add red pepper and onion, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.
Stir in tequila, water, lime juice, pepper and jalapeños. Bring to a boil and add the mussels. Sprinkle cilantro over the dish and cover with a tight fitting lid. Allow to steam for 3 to 4 minutes or until all the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that don’t open and serve immediately.