Curried Mussels

This is a spicy curried dish that my English husband loves! Great as an appetizer or as a main dish. For less spicy/hot, reduce ginger and/or curry paste. Serve with your favorite crusty bread for dipping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste

  • 1 teaspoon green curry paste

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or to taste

  • 8 ounces coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion in the hot oil until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add ginger, green curry paste, lemon zest, and garlic. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, water, and lime juice. Bring to a vigorous simmer.

  2. Place mussels in a steamer above simmering sauce; cook until mussels open, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove mussels from heat and place into a large serving bowl.

  3. Place cilantro into the sauce mixture and cook just until it turns bright green, 30 to 60 seconds. Pour sauce over mussels and serve.

Cook's Note:

Mussels may also be cooked directly in the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
21g Fat
16g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 869mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 11mg 61%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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