Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pan-Steamed Mussels with Thai Herbs

Oh lovely MUSSELS! it looks so fresh on the market. I though that would be a good idea to cook mussels for dinner tonight as my hubby loves it! Anyway, I have been cooking more Indonesian food lately and tell the truth It comes to the point that I am quite bored.

I get the recipe from "Thailand cooking book". It looks so good and sounds wonderful too. So why not? Let's cook then.....

fresh mussels
2 lemon grass stalks, finely chopped
4 shallots, chopped
4 kaffir lime leaves, coarsely torn
2 fresh red chillies, sliced
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
thinly sliced spring onions and coriander (cilantro) leaves to garnish

Clean the mussels by pulling off the beards, scrubbing the shells well and removing any barnacles. Discard any mussels that are broken or which do not close when tapped sharply.

Place the mussels in a larga, heavy pan and add the lemon grass, shallots, kaffir lime leaves, chillies, fish sauce and lime juice. Mix well. Cover the pan tightly and steam the mussels over a high heat, shaking the pan occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until the shells have opened.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked mussels to a warmed serving dish or individual bowls. Discard any mussels that have failed to open.

Garnish the mussels with the thinly sliced spring onions and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.


Resto Mariena said...

Dwi..lagi suka seafood2 an nihhh?
Sayangnya gw sama sekali nggak pernah tau rasa nya seafood kayak apa....dari kecil nggak pernah mau seafood an.
Tapi poto na bagus say....bikin ngiler penggemar2 seafood tuh hee

Andaliman said...

Lovely picture, Dwi!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I love this dish, and your pictures!

Everything4sweets said...

Beautiful picture, and the mussels looks so fresh and delicious.

wita said...

kok gak bisa leave comments yah? error nih. BTW aku mau semuaaaa masakanmu..boleh nyontek resep yah?

Oh for the love of food! said...

Dwiana, these mussels looks so yummy! It's making my tummy rumble and my mouth water too!

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a nice looking mussels!

Paw Paw said...

Looks GREAT !!!

Dwiana P said...

Mariena: Mar dicoba donk sekali kali biar tau. Aku gk terlalu suka mussels but my hubby paling suka. so tak bikinin habis kacian makanan Indo mulu hehehhe

Andaliman: Thanks Peppy.

eat meets west kitchen: thank you dear.

everything4sweet: I bought those mussels fresh too hehhehe and thank you.

wita: silahkan dicontek non. ntar posting yah kalau dah dimasak.

Oh for the love of food: hahhaha Carol I hope you are not drooling on your pc:)

little corner of mine: The mussels said "thank you" LOL

Pawpaw: Thank you!

Graeme said...

Dwiana, thanks for your kind comments on Blood Sugar.

Looking at your photos, you're as far from beginner as gets. Beautiful images. I'm noticing your great grasp of colour the most, it's fantastic.

I love your silhouettes, very well executed. We can learn from each other I think.

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh I am a bg fan of mussels! Ain't they lovely!

Rasa Malaysia said...

You are right...lovely mussels...I love them! Actually I almost bought some last weekend at the Asian market but their mussels were huge and so I decided against it. I like the smaller ones.

Retno Prihadana said...

Nice pictures Dwi!

deanacakes said...

hi, first time here..nice blog you have..do check my new blog..i am into cakes and of course food!!!

Dwiana P said...

graeme: Hi, thanks for your kind words of my works. Appreciate it!

big boys oven: oh sure they are!

Rasa malaysia: my hubby prefers small ones too. Me? ... I don't know I just like to cook them.

Retno: Thank you!

deanacakes: thank you and I'll check yours:)