Thai Steamed Mussels


These easy Thai mussels are deliciously spicy and can be finished in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

  • cup fresh lime juice

  • cup dry white wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Thai red curry paste

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 5 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded

  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine coconut milk, lime juice, white wine, curry paste, garlic, fish sauce, and sugar in a large pot. Stir to dissolve sugar and curry paste; bring to a boil. Let mixture boil for 2 minutes, then add mussels. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until mussels are opened, 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. Remove the pot from heat and discard any unopened mussels. Pour mussels and liquid into a serving dish and toss with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
24g Fat
21g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 1353mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 40mg 199%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 17mg 97%
Potassium 1473mg 31%

* 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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