Goan mussels

Goan mussels

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

You can add any other seafood to this quick aromatic green curry - prawns can go in with the coconut milk and clams with the mussels

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
292
protein
14g
carbs
9g
fat
23g
saturates
16g
fibre
1g
sugar
3g
salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 1kg fresh mussels
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp black mustard seed
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • coriander sprigs, to serve
  • lime wedges, to serve

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Method

  1. Remove the beards, then wash the mussels well in cold water. Refresh the water and repeat until it is clear. Discard any mussels that are broken or stay open when tapped.
  2. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole. Fry the onion until very lightly brown, then add the ginger, garlic, chillies, spices, a good pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper. Cook for 2-3 mins until fragrant and toasted. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to the boil, then simmer for a few mins to get everything mixed together.
  3. Tip the mussels into the dish, cover, turn up the heat to maximum and boil for 3-4 mins until the mussels have just opened. Scatter over the coriander sprigs and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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jellybaby25's picture
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Absolutely delicious! I added halved cherry tomatoes and spinach which I'd seen in another Good Food Goan curry and it worked really well. Definitely a rival for my usual mussels in white wine and cream!

giraffe457's picture
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We have made this in our house many times and love it more each time we do! It is so simple and can be made from things you have in the cupboard whenever we pick up a net of mussels. We up the chilli and use 1/2 fat coconut milk but apart from that follow the recipe to the letter and serve with brown rice - delicious!!!

GiSora's picture

Saw this today and tried it. Couldn't get mussels and substituted with prawns. The soup is delish. Definitely will make again when I can find mussels.

bluejay's picture
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This sounds lovely. I enjoy mussels in other dishes and will definitely give this a try.

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