Asian-Style Mussels

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, sliced and smashed
  • 1 serrano or Thai bird chili, minced with seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Southeast Asian fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 4 dozen large mussels (about 2 1/2 pounds), rinsed and beard removed
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes), plus wedges for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
Directions
  • Heat the oil a large skillet, with a lid, over medium heat. Add the shallots, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and chili, and stir-fry until golden and aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add the water, fish sauce, and sugar, stir and bring to a simmer. Add the mussels, cover and steam until they open and plump slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Discard any mussels that do not open. Stir in the lime juice, cilantro, and mint leaves. Divide the mussels and broth evenly among the bowls. Serve.

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