Mussels Steamed in Coconut Milk, Lime and Cilantro

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by English_Rose

Serve these Thai-inspired mussels with garlic bread for dunking.

Top Review by ChelseaW

Oh man are these good! I used the chili garlic paste instead of peppers for spice but still added the other garlic as well. The sauce tastes bitter before steaming the mussels but the brine perfectly balances it. What a treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the onion, garlic, chili peppers, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and cilantro into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for about 8 minutes or until the onions are cooked.
  2. Check that all the mussels are tightly closed. If one is open, tap it - if it closes it's good, but if any stay open, throw those ones out.
  3. When the onions are cooked in the saucepan, throw in all the good mussels, put the lid on and cook until the mussels are widely open.
  4. Serve the mussels in their shells with the broth and some garlic bread.

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