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    Mussels with Chili, Garlic and Basil

    Mussels with Chili, Garlic and Basil. Photo by Bergy

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    45 mins

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    Pets'R'us's Note:

    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.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Make a paste from the chilies, garlic and coriander using a mortar or small food processor.
    2. 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. 3
      Add the oyster and fish sauce, stir and then add the stock and the mussels.
    4. 4
      Cover and cook on a medium heat, or until the mussels have opened and are cooked.
    5. 5
      Taste the sauce or it needs extra fish sauce or water.
    6. 6
      Stir in the basil, arrange the mussels on a dish, discard any mussel that has not opened and pour the sauce over them.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 09, 2010

      55

      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'

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    • on June 09, 2003

      55

      these were fabulous little morsels , bursting with flavor and not at all spicy. i used 2 jalapeno chilis, olive oil, and shrimp stock that i had made for a gumbo. i doubled the steaming ingredients because i had closer to 3 lbs of mussels in the bag.i also added a bunch of scallions, cooked the white part with the mussels and sprinkled the green tops over when they were cooked. from start to finish this took less than 30 minutes. what a wonderful meal! next time i will serve this over angel hair pasta. thanks annelies!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mussels with Chili, Garlic and Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 540.6
     
    Calories from Fat 262
    48%
    Total Fat 29.1 g
    44%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 97.3 mg
    32%
    Sodium 2255.0 mg
    93%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.1 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 4.9 g
    19%
    Protein 44.4 g
    88%

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