Recipe courtesy of Alex Garcia

Mussels with Saffron, Guajillo Chiles, and Beer

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 small red onion, julienned

1 large round tomato, peeled, seeded, and julienned

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Olive oil, for sauteing

1 guajillo chile, thinly sliced

Pinch saffron

1 pound mussels, de-bearded and cleaned

2 cups beer


  1. Saute red onion, tomato, and garlic in olive oil until soft and translucent. Add guajillo chile, mussels, and beer. Steam for 10 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels. Serve in a shallow bowl.