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    Monk's Mussels in Thai Curry Sauce

    Total Time:

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    25 mins

    20 mins

    5 mins

    CHRISSYG's Note:

    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.

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    Directions:

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2013

      55

      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!!!

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    • on January 12, 2012

      55

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

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    • on April 17, 2010

      55

      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Monk's Mussels in Thai Curry Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (446 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 467.4
     
    Calories from Fat 298
    63%
    Total Fat 33.1 g
    51%
    Saturated Fat 25.2 g
    126%
    Cholesterol 64.8 mg
    21%
    Sodium 1226.2 mg
    51%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.8 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 30.6 g
    61%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemongrass

    Thai red curry paste

    lime zest

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