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These juicy Coconut Thai Mussels are quickly cooked in coconut milk and flavorful Thai spices. Dinner doesn't get any easier than this delicious recipe. I love to serve some crispy baked fries on the side for a Thai-fusion Moules Frites. Gluten-free + paleo + Whole30 approved. | theendlessmeal.com

Ridiculously Delicious Thai Coconut Mussels

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 16 mins
  • Yield: 2 dinner-sized servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

These juicy Thai Coconut Mussels are quickly cooked in coconut milk and flavorful Thai spices. Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this delicious recipe. I love to serve some crispy baked fries on the side for a Thai-fusion Moules Frites.


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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 12-inch piece ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, sliced
  • 115-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 Thai red chilis
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 lbs. mussels, rinsed and beards removed

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ginger, garlic, and lemongrass and cook for 1 minute. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, chilis, and lime juice and bring the pot to a boil.
  2. When the coconut milk is boiling, add the mussels. Cover the pot for 1 minute. After a minute, remove the lid and take out any shells that have opened. Continue to remove the mussels as they open. If any of the mussels are still closed after 6 or 7 minutes, discard them.
  3. Pour the sauce over the cooked mussels and serve right away.