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Thai Red Curry Mussels

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Active Time:  40 Minutes
Total Time:  40 Minutes
  4 servings
We love how a few simple ingredients like coconut milk and curry paste can turn an at-home dish into a Thai delight. Any basil will taste delicious in this recipe, but use Thai basil if you can find it. Make it a meal: Spoon over soba noodles or rice noodles.
2 teaspoons  peanut oil or canola oil
2 medium cloves  garlic minced
2   scallions thinly sliced, whites and greens separated
zest and juice of 1 lime
1-2 teaspoons  Thai red curry paste (see Shopping Tip)
1 14-ounce can  lite coconut milk
1 tablespoon  brown sugar
2 teaspoons  fish sauce (see Tip)
4 pounds  mussels scrubbed and debearded (see Tip)
6 cups  trimmed watercress (1-2 bunches) or trimmed spinach
2 tablespoons  thinly sliced fresh basil for garnish

Tip: Red curry paste and fish sauce, typical Thai ingredients, can be found in the Asian food section of large supermarkets.

To clean mussels, scrub with a stiff brush under cold running water. Scrape off any barnacles using the shell of another mussel. Pull off the fuzzy beard from each one (some mussels may not have a beard).
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Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic, scallion whites, lime zest and curry paste to taste; cook until fragrant and the paste is sizzling, 1 to 3 minutes. Add lime juice, coconut milk, brown sugar and fish sauce. Bring to a boil and let cook for 2 minutes.

Add mussels, return to a simmer, cover and cook for 6 minutes. Spread watercress (or spinach) over the mussels, cover and cook until slightly wilted, about 4 minutes; stir into the mussels. (Discard any unopened mussels). Serve garnished with scallion greens and basil.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   4 servings
Calories: 273
Fat. Total: 13g
Protein: 24g
Carbohydrates, Total: 16g
Fat, Saturated: 6g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 48mg
Sodium: 499mg
% Cal. from Fat: 43%
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Rating: 4
by: Joanne, NY Reviewed: 04/06/2013
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I have made this recipe (of the same title) from Bobby Flay of Foodnetwork. It's great, so I presume this one is too. Thai red curry is a secret of the universe. I use it to spice up other things too, mac n cheese, rice, etc...
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