Posted on: September 7, 2021

Recipe – Mussels in spicy red curry sauce

It’s September which means a whole load of new @pesky_fish recipes are inbound. The first of the month is mussels in spicy red curry sauce. Such a unique way to eat them but so tasty if you don’t mind a bit of spice. 🌶

Serves: 2-3 people

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 25 min


1 tbsp vegetable oil

1kg pack of fresh mussels

2 shallots, finely diced

1 thumb ginger, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

60g Thai red curry paste

200ml coconut milk

Juice of 1 lime

Chopped Coriander for garnish


1. In a large pot, fry off the shallots and ginger for 3 minutes, then add the garlic and curry paste. Fry this all together for another minute, then add the coconut milk, lime juice and 2 tbsp of water. Let simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat.

2. Rinse off the mussels and clean off any barnacles. Throw away any that are broken.

3. Add the mussels to the pot and gently mix into the sauce. Cover the pot and carry on simmering for 4 minutes. All the mussels should have opened. Throw away any that haven’t. Sprinkle over chopped coriander and serve with fresh crusty bread to soak up all the sauce.