- In a large saucepan, brown bacon in oil. Season with pepper. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Deglaze with cider.
- Add potatoes and bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Add mussels, stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until mussels open. Discard closed mussels. Stir in spinach and let wilt for 2 minutes, covered. Adjust seasoning.