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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Coconut-Curry Mussels

Serve these spicy, brothy mussels with rice for a quick, satisfying weeknight meal.

  • prep: 25 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Petrina Tinslay


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger (from a 1 1/2-inch piece)
  • 1 can (13 1/2 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons green or yellow Thai curry paste
  • 3 pounds mussels, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Step 1

    In a large pot with a lid, melt butter over medium-high. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Whisk in coconut milk and curry paste and bring to a simmer over high. Add mussels and stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to medium-high. Cook until mussels open, 5 minutes, stirring once. (Discard unopened mussels). Remove pot from heat and stir in lime juice and cilantro.

Everyday Food, June 2011