Thai Green Curry Mussels
I had two inspirations to make this recipe:
#1 – I tried to new fishmonger in Charlotte that has great fish for a reasonable price – Catch On, in Plaza Midwood.
#2 – A local restaurant, Good Food, has an amazing dish I always order. Great date item to share between two people.
This was my attempt to recreate it (thanks for the inspiration, Ryan), and utilize great seafood!
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp green curry paste
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 can (lite) coconut milk
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1 lb fresh mussels, cleaned and beards removed
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (serve some for garnish)
Naan or grilled pita bread (for sopping up the yummy sauce!)
In large pot heat coconut oil, curry paste, ginger, and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk and lime juice. Bring to a boil. Stir in mussels.
Cover and cook for 2-5 minutes. Add Cilantro.
Cook 3 minutes longer or until the mussels open. (Mine were cooked and opened in 5 total and did not cook longer based on this.)
(note: if the mussels do not open, do not eat them.)
Serve warm with toasted bread and topped with extra fresh cilantro.
Original Recipe: http://www.thaikitchen.com/Recipes/Seafood/Green-Curry-Mussels