Thai Red Curry Mussels with Fried Potatoes
Douglas Keane prepared this dish for his fiancée, Lael Newman, on one of their first dates; today, she asks him to make it whenever they can find beautiful fresh mussels at the fish market. Keane regards the fragrant combination of coconut milk and red curry as comforting and restorative—an equivalent to chicken noodle soup. More Thai Recipes
The curry sauce can be refrigerated overnight.
You can substitute two 1-inch strips of lime zest for the kaffir lime leaves.
These red-curry mussels are fragrant, rich and spicy all at once, words that can also describe the Gewürztraminer grape. Though it's not widely grown in Sonoma, a few terrific bottlings exist.