Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Steamed Mussels With Prosecco

This is a simple and yet very delicious Steamed Mussels recipe. Just make sure you have plenty of bread to soak up all the lovely broth. Enjoy!

Steamed Mussels


650 g Mussels
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
3 Slices Ginger, minced
2 Kaffir Lime Leaves, thinly sliced
2 Lemongrass, thinly sliced
5 Thai Bird's Eye Chilies, chopped
1 Cup Thai Basil
3/4 - 1 Lime, juiced
1 1/4 Cup Prosecco
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Sea Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


In a large saucepan on high heat, add the olive oil. Toss in the garlic, ginger, lime leaves, lemongrass, chilies and gives it a quick stir.

Mix in the mussels and basil and give it another quick stir. Then add in the Prosecco and close the saucepan with a lid. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until all the mussels are cooked. Season the mussels with sea salt, lime juice and some black pepper. Serve immediately.


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  1. What beautiful photos! The recipe sounds inspired and delicious. I can't wait to get mussels and give it a try!

  2. these are gorgeous!!! I love mussels and these flavors sound really perfect/

  3. Yum... Looks delicious. I will have to try it out soon. I might use a light coconut milk with a splash of dry white wine, instead of prosecco though. Thanks for the idea!

  4. @Phoo-D: Do try to make them and thanks for the nice comments:)

    @LK-Healthy Delicious: Thanks and don't forget to try my recipe ;)

    @Vincent: Light coconut milk with white wine sounds good to me too! Thanks for the tips!

  5. When I got to the fish store, there were no mussels, so I substituted little necks (Venus mercenaria, a hard-shell clam of the Atlantic coast). Most excellent!


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