John Rogans Whiskey Oak Smoked Bacon, Cabbage & Guinness Sabayon


  • 8 large well rinsed, scraped and de- bearded mussels
  • 2 oz white wine
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 1 shallot (finely chopped)
  • 4 slices rogan's whiskey oak smoked bacon diced (regular bacon will suffice)
  • 2 cup finely sliced cabbage (sauteed until soft in butter)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tblsp sugar
  • 3 oz guinness or the froth from a pint


  • Add the mussels, wine, garlic and shallots to a pan with seasoning and 1/2 a cup of water and cook with a lid on until they open.
  • Whilst the mussels are cooking saute the bacon dice in a little vegetable oil until crispy
  • Boil a pint of water in a pot and place a bowl over the top with the egg yolk, sugar and guinness and whisk vigorously until the mixture becomes thick, creamy and double in bulk. season to taste.
  • Rip the meatless half shell of the mussels off and discard
  • Place the mussels on a metal tray, top with bacon and cabbage and then spoon on the guinness sabayon.
  • Scorch with a blow torch or glaze under a grill and serve

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