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Mussels in Red Curry Sauce

Mussels in Red Curry Sauce
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I have many fond memories about eating mussels—big pots or buckets of mussels, over a glass of wine, or better still, Belgian beer. Such memories take me back to my fun travels to London, south of France, Sydney, Monaco, and the times I lived in San Francisco (Plouf, a small French bistro at Belden Place was my favorite place for mussels) when I savored this shellfish goodness.

As much as I love mussels, I seldom make it at home. I usually get my mussels from Costco but the 5-lb bag of mussels is basically too much for the two of us to consume. So when my sister and her family came to visit recently, I took the opportunity and had a mussel feast. It was great because fresh mussels are not available in Malaysia.

There are many ways to make mussels pot, my ultimate favorite is Moules à la Marinière, the popular French/Belgian version cooked with white wine and parsley. I also like the idea of an Asian-style mussel pot so I made mussels in red curry sauce and it was an instant hit with my family.

This is my simple mussels in red curry sauce recipe. Do remember to have some crusty bread to sop up the sweet, briny, and spicy red curry sauce. Enjoy!

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33 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. DailyChef

    I’m not usually a big fan of mussels, but the red curry sauce is a huge plus for me! I’d definitely try this :)

  2. Kate

    Mussels, wow, lots of mussels. I like mussels too, especially in pasta. Would love to try mussels in red curry sauce.

  3. We often have mussels for lunch and I am always looking for different ways to serve them. I will certainly give this recipe a try. Maybe this weekend as we have a friend coming to stay.

    • Yeah, it does seem that mussels are more popular in UK and Europe than it’s here in the United States. I don’t know why. I wish there is a mussel pot restaurant here that serve buckets of mussels.

  4. I’m definitely more into clams than mussels. The best (or two best) mussels I have had is in (1) Belgium and (2) New Zealand. No more cravings ever for mussels in California….don’t know why.

  5. Rabeeya

    for some reason, whenever i have made anything in red-curry it turned out really bad. it was too sour!

    But i had red-curry crab at Somboon Restaurant in Thailand and it was HEAVENLY!

    i hope you can share such a recipe someday!

  6. I’ve had something similar in a local Thai restaurant here (mussels in a Thai curry sauce…I do think it was the red one)…so yummy! Would love to recreate this at home!

  7. Danielle

    Can you send me that bowl of mussels right away!?! The thought of these makes me all warm and fuzzy inside ;). I love shellfish with Asian flavors and I have no doubt that these are fabulous with the red curry paste.

  8. Chef Branden

    Can you put your watermark on the bottom right or something. It really takes away from your work to put it right across the pic.

    • Chef Branden – sorry, I have to put my watermark right in the center because my pictures got stolen all the time, this is the only way to prevent it. Having it at the bottom doesn’t help because it can be easily cropped out.

  9. I made the Red Curry Mussels today for a late lunch on a blustery and rainy spring day. I loved it, although I think it was perhaps one tablespoon too much of the curry paste for my tastes. Very spicy, but almost addictively so! I followed your recipe, which was quick and easy. Even my husband who doesn’t really care for mussels ate them because of the sauce. Thanks for a new recipe to add to my repertoire.

  10. I’m really looking for a good recipe for mussels and I think this one would be great :).Thanks for the share…I think its pretty delicious.

  11. Well,I made the Red Curry Mussels today for a late lunch on a blustery and rainy spring day. I loved it, although I think it was perhaps one tablespoon too much of the curry paste for my tastes.its Very spicy,thnx for posting.

  12. I absolutely Mussels and have just explored cooking with curry a few months ago. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I like that it also has pictures. Keep posting some more!

  13. Tiana

    Hi Bee, Facebook mentioned it as Beer Steamed Mussels, the pictures sure looked like beer instead of red curry to me. Is there a mistake somewhere or do I need to have my eyes checked? ;) I sure would like to try the Beer Steamed Mussels.


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