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Good Food on Montford’s Green Curry Mussels

Show off your cooking skills to friends and family with this easy to make local Charlotte favorite.

Ingredients

Green Curry:

  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped (with stems)

Coconut Cream:

  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups coconut milk

Mussels:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds mussels, cleaned and debearded

Preparation

Green Curry:

  • Put ingredients in blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

*Can be refrigerated in advance of cooking mussels.

Coconut Cream:

  • Sweat shallots, garlic and ginger in medium saucepan, about 2 minutes.
  • Add clam juice, brown sugar and fish sauce, and simmer 2 additional minutes.
  • Add cream and coconut milk.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.

*Can be refrigerated in advance of cooking mussels.

Mussels/Assembly:

  • Heat large, heavy-bottomed pot over high heat.
  • Add green curry, then oil (in that order), and saute a few seconds.
  • Add mussels and toss to coat before adding coconut cream.
  • Cover pot and cook until mussels open, about 2 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels.
  • Serve with grilled, crusty bread.


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Good Food on Montford
1701 Montford Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28209
704.525.0881

This article ran in the March 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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