Thai Coconut Mussels

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"Found this recipe in a paper a while back. So easy to make with a beautiful Thai flavour and aroma. You can replace the coconut milk with replace 400ml with vegetable stock for a lighter broth if desired."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (1597.9 g)
  • Calories 1299.4
  • Total Fat - 35.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 294.9 mg
  • Sodium - 6122 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 115.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 8.7 g
  • Protein - 131.9 g
  • Calcium - 607.2 mg
  • Iron - 41.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 226.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.8 mg

Step 1

Wash and de-beard the mussels.

Step 2

Place the lime zest, lemongrass, fish sauce, soy sauce and coconut milk in a saucepan and simmer for 5-10 minutes to infuse the flavours.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in large pot add the garlic, chilli and onion and quickly sauté, until fragrant and soft.

Step 4

Add the cleaned mussels, cover and steam until shells open, removing open mussels as you go. Do not use any mussels that do not open.

Step 5

Place the mussels and onion mixture into serving bowls.

Step 6

Remove lemongrass from the heated coconut milk and pour the mixture over mussels.

Step 7

Top with coriander and sliced red chilli to serve. Serves 2 as a main.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



After 20 minutes of debearding the 1 1/4 kilogram of mussels and went to assemble all the other ingredients to find I had forgot to buy the lemongrass so was omitted and what I thought was coconut milk in the pantry was coconut cream so used a 275ml can of cream and a 165ml of milk and mixed together otherwise made as a 1 serve recipe which I thoroughly enjoyed though I garnished with parsley as I am not a fan of coriander and with about half the broth left over so put into a container and plan on adding some cooked rice and Asian greens to make a soup for lunch in the next day or two. Thanks Tisme for a great dinner made for Alphabet Soup tag game.

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(28 Nov 2016)