Mussels with Chili, Garlic and Basil

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by PetsRus

Adjust the heat to your own taste using more or less chilies. The two of us have this as a main dish with rice or with nice bread and a simple salad. Or serve it as part of a Thai meal.

Top Review by Bergy

I have made this wonderful recipe - I often cook Mussels for sunday appie but this recipe boosted Mussels over the top MMMMM really gives that extra kick. I used frozen Green New Zealand frozen Mussels This will be my regular Mussel Sunday Appie recipe Thanks Pets'

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make a paste from the chilies, garlic and coriander using a mortar or small food processor.
  2. Stir fry this paste in a wok or frying pan with the oil for about one minute, use a pan you have a lid for and large enough to hold the mussels.
  3. Add the oyster and fish sauce, stir and then add the stock and the mussels.
  4. Cover and cook on a medium heat, or until the mussels have opened and are cooked.
  5. Taste the sauce or it needs extra fish sauce or water.
  6. Stir in the basil, arrange the mussels on a dish, discard any mussel that has not opened and pour the sauce over them.

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