Thai Red Curry Paste Mussels Recipe

Thai red curry mussels

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This recipe for Thai red curry mussels is a great new way to serve mussels. It's a really easy dish to make, is ready in just 30 minutes and is under 300 calories but is still packed with flavour and a great chilli kick



  • mussels 2 kg
  • oil
  • spring onions 3, finely chopped
  • lime leaves 2, torn in half
  • Thai red curry paste 2-4 tbsp
  • coconut milk 400ml
  • fish sauce 2 tbsp
  • lime 1, juiced
  • red chilli 1, finely sliced
  • Thai basil ¼ bunch, leaves picked (optional)


  • Step 1

    Clean the mussels by scrubbing them and pulling off any beards. Throw away any mussels that don’t close during the cleaning process or when tapped on the sink, these are dead.

  • Step 2

    Heat a little oil in a large pan, add the spring onions and cook for a minute, then add the lime leaves and red curry paste and cook for a minute. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer, cook for 2-3 minutes, tip in the mussels and put on a lid.

  • Step 3

    Cook for 3-5 minutes more, shaking the pan to help the mussels open. Once they are open add the fish sauce, lime juice, chilli and basil and shake the pan. Serve in deep bowls with some steamed rice on the side, once you’ve eaten the mussels tip any remaining sauce onto the rice.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 205
  • Fat 9g
  • Saturates 1.1g
  • Carbs 6.3g
  • Fibre 0.2g
  • Protein 24.6g
  • Salt 3.5g