The Easiest Spicy Coconut Mussels

June 18, 2019

Stella Star Ingredient: Coconut Milk


The Easiest Spicy Coconut Mussels

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoon sliced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon chopped lemongrass

  • 2 teaspoon chopped Thai chili

  • 2 pounds mussels

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • 1/4 cup rice wine

  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce

  • Handful basil

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • Black pepper to taste

  • Lime

  • Crusty bread

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add coconut oil. When oil is hot, add shallot and fry them until lightly golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove fried shallot from skillet and place on a paper towel lined dish and set aside.

  2. In same skillet with shallot infused coconut oil; add garlic, lemon and chili. Sauté until they soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add mussels, water, rice wine and fish sauce. Increase heat to high heat and stir to combine everything. Cover and cook until muscles are fully cooked, about 6 to 8 minutes. Discarded un-opened mussels.

  3. Reduce heat to medium; sprinkle basil and pour coconut milk cook additional 1 minute. Add black pepper to taste, and remove from heat. serve with lime and toasted crusty bread. Enjoy!

The Easiest Spicy Coconut Mussels