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.


  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!