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Thai Mussels

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 18, 2018

Thai Mussels
Photo Credit: Arthur Bovino
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 15 m
  • 30 m

According to Simply Seafood, meat from 20 mussels contains 292 calories. And a six-ounce portion meets your daily requirements for selenium and manganese. Manganese helps your body synthesize sex hormones and regulate blood sugar levels, while selenium helps maintain healthy immune functions.



  • 1 lb Mussel, Raw
  • 14 oz Unsweetened Light Organic Coconut Milk
  • 2 yields lime juice
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp Curry Paste, Red, Authentic Thai
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 shallot(s)
  • 1/2 tsp Thai Chili Peppers
  • 1 sticks Lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Thai Holy Basil
  • 3 tbsp Onions, Spring Or Scallions
  • 3 sprigs cilantro


1 Rinse and debeard mussels (pull any “beards,” the strings poking out, toward the hinge and discard). Discard any mussels that are open.
2 In a large pot, add coconut milk, lime juice, wine, curry paste, sugar, garlic, ginger, shallots, chile, smashed lemongrass, fish sauce, pepper and Thai basil.
3 Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
4 Add mussels and cook 5 minutes. If there are any unopened stragglers, cook 3 more minutes. After that, toss any that haven’t opened. Portion in large bowls with a ladleful of the broth and garnish with spring onions and cilantro. Serve with thinly sliced bread or croutons if desired.