F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Steamed Mussels with Coconut Milk and Thai Chiles
© Maura McEvoy

Steamed Mussels with Coconut Milk and Thai Chiles

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 8
  • FAST

Tyler Florence likes making this one-pot dish for parties because it requires so little cleanup. He simply steams plump mussels in lager, then tosses them in a creamy, spicy, slightly tart sauce made with ginger, chiles, coconut milk and lime juice. The result is a Thai-inflected version of the French classic.

  1. 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  2. 2 Thai chiles, thickly sliced
  3. One 1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  4. 1 cup cilantro leaves
  5. Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  6. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  7. Two 13 1/2-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk
  8. Juice of 2 limes
  9. Salt
  10. One 11- to 12-ounce bottle lager
  11. 5 pounds mussels, scrubbed
  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic, chiles, ginger, cilantro, lime zest and olive oil and process to a paste; transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in the coconut milk and lime juice and season with salt.
  2. In a large soup pot, bring the lager to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 7 minutes. Add the mussels, cover and cook, shaking the pot a few times, until the mussels just begin to open, about 4 minutes.
  3. Uncover the mussels and stir in the coconut milk mixture. Cover and cook, shaking the pot a few times, until all of the mussels open, about 8 minutes. Spoon the mussels and broth into bowls and serve.
Make Ahead The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight.

Suggested Pairing

Beer Since this Thai-influenced recipe calls for lager, a Thai lager would be a natural accompaniment.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.