Mussels With Red Curry Garlic Broth and Basil Toasts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

The mussels are roasted in the oven, then served with a spicy curry sauce and garlic toasts that have been flavored with fresh basil. From my local newspaper courtesy of Rozanne Gold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut baguette, on the bias, into 1/2 inch thin ovals.
  3. Spread on baking sheet and toast until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes.
  4. Cut garlic in half and rub one side of each toast; then rub with a handful of basil leaves until it is green and fragrant.
  5. Increase heat in oven to 500 degrees F.
  6. Spread mussels out on a rimmed baking sheet and pour the wine over them; roast until opened, about 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet, add pressed garlic, and cook for one minute, stirring to prevent browning.
  8. Pour chicken broth or tomato juice into the the skillet and stir in the curry paste; season with salt to taste, if needed.
  9. Transfer mussels to bowls and pour butter sauce over them; serve with basil scrubbed toasts.