Fried Beer-Battered Mussels with Two Sauces

Fried Beer-Battered Mussels with Two Sauces
Photo by Rita Maas


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces beer (not dark)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • lemon wedges
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1 deep-fat thermometer
    • 2 pounds mussels (preferably cultivated)
    • 3 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard
    • 1 ½ quarts vegetable oil

Put 1/2 cup mayonnaise into each of 2 small serving bowls and whisk mustard into 1 bowl. Whisk cilantro, lime juice, and curry powder into other bowl. Season dipping sauces with salt and pepper and keep chilled, covered. Whisk beer into flour in a bowl until combined well. Heat oil in a 4-quart h...

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