Goan mussels

Goan mussels

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal292
  • fat23g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 1kg fresh mussel



    Once regarded as the poor relation of the shellfish family because of their small size and…

  • sunflower oil, for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 4 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 green chilli, 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



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  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.

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Comments (6)

catie74's picture

Great with added prawns, monkfish, clams and scallops for a special treat.

jfowler12's picture

Absolutely divine. Never thought I'd say it, but this recipe trumps moules marinière all day long. Quantities are perfect.

jellybaby25's picture

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

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

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

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