Ensure the mussels are cleaned and scraped with a sharp knife. Discard any that are open.
Crush the garlic, shallots, ginger and chillies into a heavy based pan adding the coconut milk, sugar and bring to the boil. Adjust the seasoning. Add the lime leaves, and throw in the mussels.
As they start to open leave for a minute then add the coriander leaves, turn into a bowl and serve.
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