Celebrate Seafood Week with Scottish Gin & Tonic mussels!

Created by well-known Scottish food blogger Claire Jessiman, the Scottish Gin & Tonic Mussels recipe is a tribute to the current massive popularity of Scottish gin produced in small craft distilleries across the country. Many of these gins are infused with subtle botanical flavours to deliver a truly unique taste. There are also small-scale producers of tonic water in Scotland.

Claire said: “Scottish artisanal gin is undergoing a huge revival at the moment and in this recipe I've teamed my favourite shellfish with my favourite drink - gin and tonic - and the result is simply delicious.

“I just love Scottish mussels and with their plump and sweet tasting flesh they are one of the best and most affordable types of Scottish seafood around.”

Stephen Cameron, managing director of Scottish Shellfish, said: “We are delighted that Claire has produced this innovative recipe that highlights the very best of Scotland’s food and drink larder. Mussels are so versatile in the kitchen and easy to cook. They are also sustainably cultivated and healthy to eat, which makes them a great choice for all kinds of eating occasions.”

Seafood Week runs from 7 to 14 October and celebrates the quality and diversity of fish and shellfish on offer in the UK. You can look at all of Claire Jessiman’s food blog by following this link.