Recipe by Pets'R'us
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'
- 1 1⁄2 lbs mussels, scrubbed and the beards removed
- 3 fresh red chilies, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, finely chopped and preferably with root
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock or 1⁄2 cup water
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or coriander)
- 2 cloves garlic (or more if desired)
Directions See How It's Made
- Make a paste from the chilies, garlic and coriander using a mortar or small food processor.
- 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.
- Add the oyster and fish sauce, stir and then add the stock and the mussels.
- Cover and cook on a medium heat, or until the mussels have opened and are cooked.
- Taste the sauce or it needs extra fish sauce or water.
- Stir in the basil, arrange the mussels on a dish, discard any mussel that has not opened and pour the sauce over them.