If you are looking for a delicious mussels recipe you should try our Hot Mussels in Vietnamese coconut sauce. Mussels taste of the sea and provide plenty of high-quality protein. In addition, the meat of the mussels is low in fat and calories. Above all, mussels contain a lot of iodine. This trace element is often in short supply in this country and ensures that the thyroid gland can reliably fulfil its many and varied tasks.



Ingredients for 4 portions:


1 onion, chopped

2 chillies, red, chopped and seeded

1 stick of lemon grass, chopped

1 lemon, the juice of which

1 tsp coriander powder

½ tsp curcuma

Extra virgin olive oil

½ Litres of fish stock

½ litres of coconut milk

½ tsp fish sauce

2 kg mussels

Cilantro, fresh, for garnishing



Preperation of the Hot Mussels in Vietnamese Coconut Sauce:


Puree onion, chillies, lemon grass, lemon juice, coriander powder and turmeric together in a blender.


Heat some olive oil in a saucepan and roast the paste for 5 minutes while stirring. Now add fish stock and coconut milk and bring to the boil with the fish sauce.


Wash and add the mussels, then cook covered for about 8 minutes until the mussels have opened. Serve with fresh cilantro.



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