You are here

Mussels with Tamarind

Authentic.Thai's picture
  Mussels 2 Pound, scrubbed and beards removed (1 Kilogram)
  Lemon grass stalk/1 teaspoon dried lemon grass, soaked in hot water until soft 2 , bruised
  Kaffir lime leaves 8 , torn into pieces
  Ginger piece 2 Inch, sliced (5 Centimeter)
  Coriander sprig 3 , roots and leaves chopped
  Water 4 Fluid Ounce (1/2 Cup, 125 Milliliter)
  Breadcrumbs 1 Ounce, made from stale bread (1/2 Cup, 30 Gram)
For dressing
  Dried red chilies 2 Small, finely chopped
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Finely grated lime rind 2 Teaspoon
  Shrimp paste 2 Teaspoon
  Tamarind concentrate 2 Tablespoon
  Thai fish sauce 1 Tablespoon (Nam Pla)

1. Place mussels, lemon grass, lime leaves, ginger, coriander roots and water in a saucepan, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until mussels open. Remove from heat and discard any mussels that have not opened after 5 minutes cooking.
2. Strain mussels and reserve 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Remove mussel meat from shells and place back in one half shell. Place mussels on a baking tray and discard remaining half shells.
3.To make dressing, place chillies, sugar, lime rind, shrimp paste (if using), tamarind concentrate, fish sauce and reserved cooking liquid in a bowl and whisk to combine.
4. Drizzle a little dressing over mussels. Combine breadcrumbs and reserved coriander leaves, sprinkle over mussels and cook under a preheated hot grill for 1-2 minutes or until topping is golden. Serve with remaining dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.2 (18 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 165 Calories from Fat 35

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.1%

Saturated Fat 0.71 g3.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.3 mg14.1%

Sodium 748 mg31.2%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 0.84 g3.4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 19 g38.4%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C 26.3%

Calcium 5% Iron 34.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mussels With Tamarind Recipe