Mussels in Curry-Coconut Broth Recipe

Mussels in Curry-Coconut Broth

Serves 4


  • 1 Tbsp Metropolitan Market coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp Thai green or red curry paste
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Fresno chile pepper, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded*
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • Crusty baguette


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add coconut oil and once melted, add curry paste, garlic, and Fresno chile. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut milk, increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring to incorporate curry paste into the coconut milk.
  3. Once simmering, stir in fish sauce and sugar. Add mussels, cover pan and simmer until mussels open, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer mussels and broth to a large shallow serving dish, discarding any mussels that haven’t opened. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with lime quarters and crusty bread for soaking up broth.
  5. *To remove the beard, the filament that attach mussels to rocks, hold the mussel upright and use your fingers to pull the beard firmly down towards the hinge. De-beard mussels just before cooking.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 350
Fat: 27 g
Saturated Fat: 22 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 1420 mg
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 4 g
Protein: 16 g
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