Mussels – Red Curry Mussels


  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3.5 kg fresh mussels
  • 4 limes, 2 juiced
  • 1 bunch coriander


Place a heavy based saucepan on a medium heat.

Add 100 mls of the coconut milk and curry paste and fry until the coconut milks spits and smells fragrant. Add sugar and fish sauce then cook for 5 minutes. Add lime leaves and remaining coconut milk and bring to the boil.
Add the mussels, reduce the heat to medium then cover saucepan with a lid. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the mussels open, add the lime juice and coriander and give the pot a shake. Divide between plates and pour sauce over the top.