Spiced Coconut Mussels

Prep time: 9 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves: 2 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

Who knew that cooking mussels could transport you straight back to holiday-mode. Try this succulent, seaside recipe with ginger, coconut and herbs – ready in just over 20 minutes.

Spiced Coconut Mussels

The method

Cooking mussels is a lot quicker than you think! These Thai-inspired mussels are enough to give you the holiday feels but - cooked in just 15 minutes – they’re a lot quicker than jumping on a plane.

  1. Clean the shellfish thoroughly and make sure all the shells are tightly closed and without any gaps or cracks. Discards any with shells that are damaged or open.
  2. Place the ginger, garlic, coriander (reserve a little for garnishing), lemongrass, chilli and turmeric into a food processor or hand blender bowl. Process until a paste is formed.
  3. Heat the oil in a large lidded pan, then add the onions and fry for 1 minute over a high heat.
  4. Add the spice paste and cook for 2 minutes more.
  5. Add the coconut milk, bring to the boil and add the lime zest and the mussels.
  6. Cook with the lid on for about 5 minutes, or until the mussels open. Discard any mussels that don’t open. Add a squeeze of lime juice and stir.
  7. Chop the remaining coriander. Serve in bowls garnished with the chopped coriander and lime wedges. Delicious with chunks of crusty bread to mop up the sauce.