Go Back
+ servings
Steamed coconut curry mussels layered with Thai inspired flavors of red curry paste, ginger, garlic garlic and creamy coconut milk.
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Coconut Curry Mussels

Steamed coconut curry mussels layered with Thai inspired flavors of red curry paste, ginger, garlic garlic and creamy coconut milk.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: coconut curry mussels, coconut mussels, red curry mussels, red curry paste
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 841kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 1 tbsp flour for cleaning mussels
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium sized shallot chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 tsp grated or chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 13 ounce can of coconut milk
  • Few dashes of fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • Small bunch of cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Begin by cleaning your mussels and Scrub each mussel and rinse well.
  • Pull the beard off the mussel and place all cleaned mussels in a bowl filled with cold water.
  • When all mussels are cleaned, sprinkle flour and toss gently.
  • Then rinse the mussels and place in cold water or in a large bowl of ice until you're ready to cook them.
  • In a medium sized pot, on medium heat, add coconut oil and shallot. Saute until softened, then add ginger and garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Stir in curry paste and pour in coconut milk and stir everything together. Add brown sugar and fish sauce and give one more stir.
  • Add in the mussels and stir one more time. Place a lid on the pot and cook until the mussels just open up, about 5 minutes.
  • Once done, plate mussels and all its broth into large bowls and garnish with fresh herbs and lime.

Notes

Discard any mussels that don't open or that have cracked shells.
Mussels cook very quickly, so don't walk away from the stove and cook until just opened up.
Other aromatics to add: lemongrass, kefir lime leaves, green onions.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 56g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 1338mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2733IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 13mg