Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

serve this with chunks of bread to soak up the liquid, courtesy of cooking light


  1. combine the first seven ingredients in a skillet, bring to a boil.
  2. add mussels, cover, and cook 5 minutes until shells open.
  3. discard any unopened mussels garnish with basil.
Most Helpful

This was soo easy and delicious! Made it as written and served it with crusty bread and a tomato salad. Might add a finely chopped chili pepper and some garlic next time, its a recipe to play with! Thanks Chia!!

Pets'R'us January 20, 2004

I could have eaten this whole batch of mussels all by myself, but unfortunately had to share with a friend. We both loved the spicy broth and the juicy tenderness of the mussels, wiping our bowls clean with some delicious French bread. I followed your instructions to the letter, which were so simple and easy to follow. I think that some chopped cilantro would be good with this instead of the basil, and I might try it next time. Good one, Chia.

Geema January 15, 2004

Great broth! I made it as written except substituted 1/2 tsp powdered ginger as I had no fresh stuff. We drank the remaining broth. Worth trying!

Canada Goose May 13, 2011