Monk's Mussels in Thai Curry Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

There is this cool little Belgian Bar in Philadelphia's Center City that serves like a million different beers and the best mussels I've ever had. Here's how to make them! 6 servings would be as an appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. **you can substitue one tablespoon mashed anchovy or paste diluted w/ sherry or wine if you don’t have fish sauce.
  2. Sautee garlic, lemongrass and ginger in oil for about two minutes, until fragrant but not browned.
  3. Whisk in the rest of the ingredient except the mussels and about half of the cilantro and half of the basil.
  4. Bring to a light simmer about 3-4 minutes
  5. Add the mussels, stir and cover)
  6. Cook about 4-5 minutes until mussels open (throw away any that don’t open after 5 mins of cooking).
  7. Remove mussles from the broth and into a large serving bowl, Strain broth over top of the mussels and sprinkle with remaining cilanto.and basil.
  8. Serve with some nice crusty bread and Belgian Fries with Bourbon dipping sauce!
Most Helpful

I took a road trip to Philadelphia on my honeymoon, and we found Monk's by chance on a drizzly Sunday night. We ordered the Thai Curry Mussels which I haven't been able to stop thinking about since. This recipe is pretty much replicates Monk's. Amazingly done, Chrissy G, thank you!!!

AnneK103 January 17, 2013

Very good! Thank you for this :) I ommited the broth and did one with chicken and one
With crab. Thanks :)

kween_bee3 January 12, 2012

Love Monk's, and loved these mussels! They were awesome. Since I didn't have those yummy fries and bourbon mayo handy, I subbed some good bread and lurpak. I ate up nearly every drop of sauce.

jeanmarieok April 17, 2010