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Wanna know what my favorite mussel recipe ever? Simple mussels with celery, onion, garlic and white wine... classic and delish!

Green Curry Mussels Starter

Course Starter
Cuisine Thai
Keyword mussels with celery
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 313 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh mussels cleaned
  • 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk (240 ml)
  • 3 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 small red chili
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • a handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ tsp caster sugar or palm sugar
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large non-stick pan pour the vegetable oil and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the green curry paste.

  2. 2. Stir well and gently stir fry the curry paste for about 2 minutes. Then pour in the coconut milk.

  3. 3. Stir well until the paste is more or less dissolved. Crush the lemongrass stalk under the blade of you knife and add it to the coconut milk together with the lime, the palm sugar (or caster sugar), fish sauce and the dried red chili pepper.

  4. 4. Simmer the curry sauce for 5 more minutes. Then add the cleaned mussels.

  5. 5. Shake the pan a little. Put a lid on the pan, turn the heat to medium and cook the mussels in the curry sauce for a good 6 to 8 minutes until the shells are all opened.

  6. 6. Check the seasoning and add extra fish sauce or sugar to taste if necessary. Take the pan off the heat. Divide the cooked mussels evenly over deep plates and drizzle with the remaining green curry sauce. Finish with some fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

  7. Wanna know what my favorite mussel recipe ever? Simple mussels with celery, onion, garlic and white wine... classic and delish!