Sunday, September 26, 2010

Red Curry Mussels

I find it funny when the foods that you have turned your nose up to in the past now become one of your favourites and that's exactly what is happening with me and mussels! Until a few months ago I wouldn't dream of eating one and now I am cooking them when the opportunity arises.

Today we had a kilogram of mussels which we brought from Springvale on yesterday's shopping trip amongst other wonderful items of seafood for last night's feast - a seafood platter for our wedding anniversary.

The vibrant flavours of last night's seafood platter meant I needed to make a dish today that was full of flavour.... red curry was the first thing that popped into mind. So red curry it was.....

Red Curry Mussels

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 4

1 kilogram fresh mussels
cooking spray
3 tablespoon red curry paste
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 cup white wine
3 karffir lime leaves
juice of half a lime
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
1/2 cup coconut flavoured light evaporated milk
additional coriander for garnish
1/2 lime cut into wedges for garnish

Wash and debeard mussels - discarging any that are open or those that when tapped on a bench do not close.

Spray a wok or a large frying pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat and add red curry paste. Gently stirfry for 3 - 5 minutes or until heated through and fragrant. Add fish sauce, wine, lime leaves and lime juice. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

Add mussels and toss to combine in sauce. Add lime juice and cover with a lid steaming mussels for 5 minutes.

Remove lid and add coriander and evaporated milk. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil and remove from heat.

Using tongs or a slotted spoon place mussels in a large serving bowl. Cover with juice in pan. Sprinkle with additonal coriander and garnish with lime wedges.

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1 comment:

Catherine said...

Mmmm, this sounds wonderful and looks beautiful!