Herbed Hefeweizen Mussels

Serves 4


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 bottle (16 oz) Hefeweizen beer
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
3 pounds mussels, beards removed and scrubbed


Whisk together all the ingredients except the mussels in a medium mixing bowl.  Place the mussels in a large heavy bottom pan with a lid.  Pour liquid over the mussels and boil until all are open.  Discard any that are unopened.