Hot Mussels With Cumin Recipe

Hot Mussels With Cumin Recipes

Ingredients :

1.5 kg

2 tablespoons


2.5 cm



1/2 teaspoon

2 teaspoons

85 g

2 tablespoons


vegetable oil

large onion, finely chopped

piece fresh root ginger, grated

cloves garlic, crushed

fresh green chilies, seeded and finely chopped


ground cumin

shredded fresh coconut

chopped coriander leaves

coriander sprigs, to garnish

Method :
  1. Scrub mussels clean in several changes of fresh cold water and pull off beards.

  2. Discard any mussels that are cracked or do not close tightly when tapped.

  3. Set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add onion.

  5. Fry, stirring for 5 minutes, until soft, then add ginger, garlic, chilies, turmeric and cumin.

  6. Fry 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  7. Add mussels, coconut and 225 ml water and bring to the boil.

  8. Cover and cook over a high heat, shaking pan frequently, for about 5 minutes or until almost all the shells have opened.

  9. Discard any that do not open.

  10. Spoon mussels into a serving dish, pour over cooking liquid and sprinkle with chopped coriander.

  11. Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve at once.

Serves 4

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