Steamed Mussels with Lemongrass Coconut Curry

Steamy Kitchen

Ready in: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14oz) of good coconut milk, shake the can vigorously to mix the fat with the liquid
    Canned and Jarred
  • chopped scallions & chili for topping
    Produce
  • 2 bottles of clam juice (or substitute with vegetable broth + wine)
    Canned and Jarred;Ethnic Foods
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or substitute with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt)
    Ethnic Foods
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, white part grated with microplane grater (or substitute with 4 wide strips of lemon peel)
    Produce;Ethnic Foods
  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed & picked through (discard cracked shells and ones that don't close when tapped)
    Seafood
  • 3 small skeins of mung bean noodles, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes.
    Ethnic Foods
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
    Baking
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of Thai curry paste (depends on your spice level)
    Ethnic Foods

Steps

  • Fry the curry paste: In a wok or large pot, turn heat to medium. When wok is hot but not smoking, add 2 tbl curry paste and the lemongrass (or lemon peel). Fry for 30 seconds to release its flavors.
  • Add the clam juice, fish sauce, sugar and coconut milk. Simmer for 3 minutes. If you are using lemon peel, discard lemon peel. Taste the broth. If you want more heat, add more curry paste. In meantime, drain your mung bean noodles. The noodles should still be a little stiff.
  • Steam the mussels: Turn heat to high and add your mussels. Immediately cover with tight fitting lid. Steam on high for 4 minutes. Open lid, scootch the mussels to one side, add mung bean noodles and cook for another minute uncovered. Use a large spoon to redistribute the mussels from the top to the bottom of the broth, cook another 30 seconds and it's done! Top with chopped chilies and scallions.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 360.74  cal  (18.04%)
  • Fat: 27.4  g  (42.15%)
  • Saturated Fat: 21.93  g  (137.09%)
  • Carbohydrates: 14.59  g  (4.86%)
  • Sugar: 6.09  g  (6.76%)
  • Cholesterol: 32.39  mg  (10.8%)
  • Sodium: 702.42  mg  (30.54%)
  • Protein: 16.94  g  (33.87%)
  • Manganese: 5.07  mg  (253.34%)
  • Vitamin B12: 13.9  µg  (231.69%)
  • Selenium: 58.46  µg  (83.52%)
  • Vitamin A: 2612.16  IU  (52.24%)
  • Iron: 7.05  mg  (39.17%)
  • Vitamin C: 27.79  mg  (33.68%)
  • Phosphorus: 335.54  mg  (33.55%)
  • Magnesium: 88.49  mg  (22.12%)
  • Potassium: 703.83  mg  (20.11%)
  • Copper: 0.4  mg  (19.9%)
  • Folate: 71.9  µg  (17.98%)
  • Zinc: 2.63  mg  (17.56%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.26  mg  (15.26%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.22  mg  (14.74%)
  • Vitamin B3: 2.88  mg  (14.38%)
  • Fiber: 2.96  g  (11.82%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.16  mg  (8.12%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.79  mg  (7.88%)
  • Calcium: 72.77  mg  (7.28%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.85  mg  (5.7%)
  • Vitamin K: 1.61  µg  (1.54%)

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