Simple mussel curry
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Recipe: Simple mussel curry

I’ve always loved mussels, and while I prefer the taste of fresh mussels, it’s more convenient to buy them shelled and frozen (for time, effort, and karmic reasons). Mussels are not only yummy but, according to Wikipedia, an excellent source of selenium and vitamin B12, and a good source of zinc and folate.

Simple mussel curry

Simple mussel curry

This recipe uses frozen mussels and a bunch of aromatic flavourful ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 brown onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely grated
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 kg frozen mussels
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves torn
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • chilli flakes optional

To serve

  • mint leaves


  • Place mussels on a colander and rinse well.
  • Heat coconut oil and cook onion, garlic and ginger until soft but not browned.
  • Add turmeric and cook for an extra minute.
  • Add mussels, coconut milk, and kaffir lime leaves.
  • Stir, cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add carrots, cook for another 5 – 8 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, cook for another 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Turn heat off, add fish sauce and stir.
  • Serve with mint leaves and chilli flakes if desired (over rice if you're one of those people who can't call it at meal if it doesn't have rice).
Keyword curry, dairy free, gluten free, main, mussels, seafood

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