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Steamed Mussels With Coconut Milk and Thai Chiles

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“From Food and Wine Magazine - These mussels make a great appetizer or add some crusty sourdough bread and a salad and make a meal. They are just a litte sweet and just the right amount of spicy! Use a good lager to increase the great flavors. Food and Wine says: "Tyler Florence likes making this one-pot dish for parties because it requires so little cleanup. He simply steams plump mussels in lager, then tosses them in a creamy, spicy, slightly tart sauce made with ginger, chiles, coconut milk and lime juice. The result is a Thai-inflected version of the French classic."”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic, chiles, ginger, cilantro, lime zest and olive oil and process to a paste; transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in the coconut milk and lime juice and season with salt.
  2. In a large soup pot, bring the lager to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 7 minutes. Add the mussels, cover and cook, shaking the pot a few times, until the mussels just begin to open, about 4 minutes.
  3. Uncover the mussels and stir in the coconut milk mixture. Cover and cook, shaking the pot a few times, until all of the mussels open, about 8 minutes. Spoon the mussels and broth into bowls and serve.
  4. Note: Beer: Since this Thai-influenced recipe calls for lager, a Thai lager would be a natural accompaniment. Consider the hoppy Singha lager from Boon Rawd Brewery, which has been making beer in Thailand for 72 years.

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