Mussels with Hard Nova Scotia Cider

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Total Time
25 Minutes
5 Servings
Recipe By:
Renée Lavallée
The Canteen


5 lbs Mussels, cleaned
4 Garlic Cloves, sliced
2 Whole Tomatoes, roughly chopped
½ lb Bacon, roughly chopped
3 Bay Leaves
2 Bottles Nova Scotia Hard Apple Cider (I like Sideview or Stutz)
Salt & Pepper, to taste


Heat butter in a large pot. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Next, add the chopped bacon and cook for another 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook down for 2 minutes. Add the mussels and bay leaves and give a good stir (or shake with lid tightly on). Pour in the cider, cover and cook until all the mussels open. Season to taste.

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Mussels with Hard Nova Scotia Cider