I've never made mussels in my life. So when I saw them frozen and on sale in the supermarket, I thought I would give it a go.
They were delicious. Nate and I sat in a food-induced coma for about an hour after eating these.
The recipe is very simple, and it really doesn't take a long time if you use pre-cleaned frozen mussels.
- 2lb bag of frozen mussels
- Can of coconut milk
- 2-3 TBSP Green curry paste (use more for a spicier sauce)
- 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 dash of powdered ginger (use fresh if you have it)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Dash of dried lemongrass (or fresh if you have it)
- 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
1- Add oil, garlic, lemongras, ginger, and curry paste to a large wok or skillet. Cook on Medium for a few minutes until everything is mixed together and heated.
2- Add the can of coconut milk and the lemon juice to the skillet, and simmer on low while you prepare the mussels.
3- Cook the Mussels using the directions provided on the package (I had to immerse the bag in boiling water for 5 minutes). Once the mussels are cooked, discard any that didn't open and add the rest to the skillet with the green curry sauce. Cook on Medium for a few more minutes, while stirring around the mussels to make sure they are absorbing the flavors. Lastly, roughly chop some cilantro, and sprinkle it on the cooked mussels.
Serve warm with a nice crusty bread to soak up the excess sauce.
Be warned, this meal is both simple and wonderful. You may find yourself fantasizing about it every night. :)