Grapefruit Shandy Mussels with Grapefruit Linguine

Grapefruit Shandy Mussels with Grapefruit Linguine

May 7, 2014

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Tally ho. I think the summer shandy is finds its origins in England. I don’t really know though and I really just felt like saying tally ho. I also felt like cooking with my new fave The Traveler Beer Co. Illusive Shandy. So, I cooked mussels in it. And then I posted about them on Parade magazine’s website.

Have you tried Grapefruit Shandy yet? I’ve seen multiple varieties already this spring. But this one is my favorite:

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Why wouldn’t mussels want to be cooked in grapefruit beer?

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And furthermore, why wouldn’t you want to eat mussels cooked in grapefruit beer? Not to be rude, but you’d be crazy not to.

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Not only were the mussels cooked in a grapefruit shandy, but the pasta was flavored with grapefruit juice and zest.

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Citrus-heaven.

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Also, I can’t remember the last time I had non-whole wheat pasta. And man, this regular old linguine was good. Though it could have had something to do with all the grapefruit goodness, too. And beer.

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Dinner on the deck? That’s where I want to eat this dish. OK, so my deck is nonexistent. But maybe if I sit really close to my open windows, I can pretend.

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Especially if I drink a few more grapefruit shandies. You gotta do what you gotta do.

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A cold beer and a plate full of mussels and pasta. Who is ready for the weekend?

I hope you’ll head over to Parade magazine to check out my full recipe for Grapefruit Shandy Mussels with Grapefruit Pasta!

Are you a shandy drinker?

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11 Responses to "Grapefruit Shandy Mussels with Grapefruit Linguine"

  1. Justine says:

    Oh wow I love this idea. I haven’t had a grapefruit shandy yet but I definitely need to find them since I love grapefruit..and mussels!

  2. Monique says:

    I have gotten really into citrus savory dishes. That grapefruit shandy sounds DIVINE, especially now that its getting warmer (in NY- sort of warm).
    Next step is getting the boo to eat mussels again. Apparently he suddenly doesn’t like them.

  3. Odetta says:

    So pretty! I love mussels. And beer 🙂

  4. The addition of grapefruit in this dish is a great idea! So refreshing!

  5. what an interesting shandy, and such a great recipe for it!

  6. Monica says:

    Never had mussels like this. It sounds like a great spin for summer.

  7. What an awesome, creative idea for mussels! I love them with a warm tomato broth usually, but it’s time to change it up. This looks delish!

  8. Yes, I am with everyone else—very original—refreshing without overpowering the mussel flavor.

  9. So cool! I would never think to put these together. I loove mussels.

  10. Joanne says:

    I’ve never had a shandy of any kind, let alone a grapefruit version! Definitely an intriguing combination – beer and mussels. And I like your deck idea. 🙂

  11. Grapefruit and mussels! such a great combination!

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