I've never made mussels before, they are easy and good.
Spicy Steamed Mussels
Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri /The Food Network
• 2 pounds mussels, washed and beards removed
• 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 1 (2-inch piece) ginger, minced
• 1 teaspoon curry powder
• 1/2 cup white wine
• 1/4 cup water
• 3 tablespoons heavy cream
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
• 3 scallions, sliced
• 1 lime, zested and juiced
• 1 large ciabatta loaf, 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
Pick through the washed mussels making sure that they are all tightly closed and all of the beards have been removed.
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions, garlic, and ginger and saute until translucent but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add the chiles, curry powder, and coriander and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the wine and the water and bring to a boil.
Once the mixture is boiling, add the mussels and cover. Steam the mussels for about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they have all opened.
Remove the mussels from the heat and discard any that are not open. Place the mussels in a large serving platter, cover to keep warm. Return the pan to the heat, add the cream, season with pepper, to taste, and bring to a simmer. Add the cilantro, scallions, lime zest and juice. Pour the liquid over the top of the mussels.
Preheat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Drizzle the bread with olive oil and grill 1 minute per side. Serve with the steamed mussels.
Sally's Notes: I can't believe how easy this was to make.Just make sure you follow instructions about storing and cooking the mussels.
This dish is so good!