Skip to main content

Saltspring Island Mussels With Red Curry Paste


Saltspring Island Mussels With Red Curry Paste

Ingredients


600 g Saltspring Island Mussels or any plump and sweet variety
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Clove Garlic, Chopped
2 Stalks Lemongrass, sliced
100 ml Coconut Milk (mixed with 2 to 3 Tbsp of water)
3 Tbsp Red Curry Paste (Thai)
2 tsp Sugar
3 Thai Bird’s Eye Chilies, whole
Sea Salt, to taste
Lime Wedges
A small handful of Thai/Asian Basil
8 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Cilantro, for garnishing (Optional)

Method

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or saucepan. Add garlic, lemongrass, and give it a quick stir. Then pour in the coconut milk, curry paste, sugar, and chilies. Bring the mixture to a boil. Toss in the mussels, stir, and close with a lid. When all the mussels are cooked, season with salt, lime juice, and toss in the tomatoes and basil. Serve immediately.

Serves 2


Comments

  1. Oooh that looks amazing! I love taking the ferry over to Saltspring Island for their Saturday market, there's so much great food there. I haven't tried their mussels, but I think I might have to now!

    ReplyDelete
  2. @Megan: Thanks.Wow! Sounds like a fun trip to Saltspring Island. I should plan a trip there too.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside..

Updated: November 26th 2013
This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes


Hasselback Potatoes
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients

6 Medium Size Potatoes
2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
30 g Butter
Maldon Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals.

Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Bake the potatoes for about 40 min…

Raw Energy Bars~Chocolate, Cashew, And Almond

I get energized everytime I make Raw Energy Bars at home. I have tried several recipes and flavors before; but, this Chocolate, Cashew, and Almond flavor is currently my favorite! It's made from scratch using raw ingredients, such as Medjool dates, cashew, almond, cocoa, and coconut. You will be amazed with the end result. Not only are these bars good for you, they also taste great! So, if you are into raw energy bars, then you may want to try this recipe. If possible, please send me your feedback as well. Have a great weekend.

Dumplings

I'm actually laughing at myself! What have I got into? Trying to make dumplings?? Well, I have seen my late grandmother make them a long time ago. I can remember the ingredients but not the measurements! So, it took me about two hours to come up with the perfect recipes, and I'm glad I did! It was an instant hit! They were all gone, all gobbled up!

Make the dough first, add about 480 to 500g of all-purpose flour with 300ml of water. Knead the dough and let it rest. You should be able to make 40 dumplings with the dough. Meanwhile, prepare the filling for the dumplings. Click here for the dumpling wrappers video.

UPDATED: November 26th 2013
This is an updated post with a new photo and video cooking guide.







Dumplings

Ingredients

200g Ground Pork
100g Prawns, finely chopped
200g Napa Cabbage, finely shredded
1 stalk Scallions, finely minced
80g Chives, finely chopped
20g Ginger, finely minced
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp Shaoxing Wine or Sake
1/2 Tbsp Sug…