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Mussels Steamed In Coconut Milk With Lime And Coriander

I absolutely love a big bowl of these steaming mussels; good for a starter, or a main course served with some roast garlic bread.


  • 1 large onion chopped

  • 5-10 garlic clove crushed

  • 2 red chilli's seeded and chopped

  • 1 tin coconut milk

  • 1-2 tbsp fish sauce

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 1 tablespoon coriander chopped

  • 80 mussels scrubbed


  • 1.

    Put everything but the mussels into a saucepan large enough to hold the mussels.

  • 2.

    Bring up to the boil and cook for about 8 mins,or until the onions are cooked.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile check that all the mussels are tightly closed;if one is open tap it and if it closes it’s good so keep it ,but if any stay open then throw those ones out as that means they are dead ,and you don’t know how fresh they are.

  • 4.

    When the onions are cooked in the saucepan throw in all the good mussels, put the lid on and cook until the mussels are wide open, serve!

  • 5.

    Serve the mussels in their shells with the coconut broth,divine!!

  • 6.

    Don’t forget to have finger bowls and a spare bowl for discarded shells.


This sauce, without the mussels, keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days. So if you want you could take out the sauce as you need it(1 ladelful per person), put it into a saucepan and add how ever many mussels you like(about 8 for a starter and 12-15 for a main course), put on the heat and cook.

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Absolutly delicious