Mussels with Blue Cheese

This is the Mussels with Blue Cheese recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4 servings
mussels with blue cheese


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 3 shallots chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley chopped
  • Sprig of thyme
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pale ale
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 lbs 6 oz (2 kg) fresh mussels cleaned
  • 5 oz (150 g) Canadian Blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley chopped


In a large saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the shallots over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the parsley, thyme, bay leaf, and the beer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Increase the heat to high and bring to the boil. Add the mussels, cover and cook until the mussels open. Shake the pan from time to time.

Remove pan from heat. Divide the mussels between deep serving plates.

Whisk the Canadian Blue cheese into the cooking liquid, and let it melt. Pour over mussels and sprinkle with parsley.


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