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4 delicious steamed dishes from green mussels

Green mussels, a type of bivalve seafood, are not only nutritious but also have a particularly attractive flavor. The great thing is that the way to prepare green mussels is quite simple and quick. So, join KINGFISH in the kitchen and learn 4 delicious ways to steam green mussels for the whole family to enjoy!

I/ Steamed Green Mussel with Lemongrass

Below is the list of ingredients needed to make Steamed Green Mussel with Lemongrass:

– 1 kg Green mussels
– 300 ml tamarind juice
– 50 gr minced lemongrass
– 10 gr sliced lemongrass
– 4 stalks of lemongrass (lightly crushed)
– 10 gr minced garlic
– 2 chili peppers (minced)
– Some cooking oil
– 1 teaspoon of MSG
– 2 teaspoons of sugar
– 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
– 1 teaspoon of seasoning powder

Here’s how to prepare Steamed Green Mussel with Lemongrass:

Step 1: Prepare the green mussels

– If you’re using live green mussels with an outer shell, use a brush to lightly scrub the shells to remove any dirt. Then, use a knife to remove the beards on top of the shells.
– Use a knife to separate one side of the mussel shell, then rinse the meat and let it drain.

Step 2: Sauté the ingredients

– Place a pot on the stove, add some cooking oil, minced garlic, minced lemongrass, and minced chili peppers to the pot, then sauté until fragrant.
– Next, add 300ml of tamarind juice, 4 stalks of lightly crushed lemongrass, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, and 1 teaspoon of seasoning powder.

Step 3: Steam the mussels

– When the tamarind mixture comes to a boil, add the green mussels and stir well. Then, cover with a lid and steam over high heat for about 2 minutes.

Step 4: Finished product

– Steamed green mussels with lemongrass will have a sweet, tangy taste, combined with a bit of spiciness and the strong aroma of lemongrass. You can serve it with some cilantro and dip it in chili lime salt for added flavor.

II/ Steamed Green Mussel with Beer

Here’s a guide on how to prepare and cook Steamed Green Mussel with Beer:

Preparing the green mussels:

1. Use a brush to clean the outer shells of the green mussels. Then use a knife to cut off the beards from the mussels.
2. Next, rinse the mussels in water and repeat the washing process several times until they are clean and drained.

Preparing the other ingredients:

1. Peel the shallots and cut them into small pieces.
2. Peel and mince the garlic. Finely chop the cilantro.

Cooking the dish:

1. Place a pan on the stove and add some olive oil. Then, add the shallots and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant.
2. Next, add a bit of chili powder, 250ml of beer, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to create a flavorful mixture.
3. When the beer mixture is boiling and the beer aroma has evaporated, add the green mussels and steam them until the mussels open up.
4. Once the mussels are cooked, add some lime zest, juice from half a lime, a little black pepper, and the chopped cilantro. Cover the pan for about 20-30 seconds to heat the tomatoes. If needed, adjust the seasoning with broth.

When enjoying Steamed Green Mussel with Beer, you’ll experience a unique flavor with sweet and fresh mussel meat combined with the aroma of beer, a slight tanginess from lime juice, and a hint of spiciness from chili powder, creating a delightful culinary experience.

III/ Thai-Style Steamed Green Mussel

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make Thai-Style Steamed Green Mussel:

– Fresh green mussels
– Lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and chili
– Fish sauce, black pepper, sugar
– Thai basil leaves

To prepare green mussels, follow these steps:

1. Clean the mussels: Rinse the mussels thoroughly in cold water. If any mussels are open, place them under running water, and if they don’t close, discard them. If you see any debris or seaweed on the shells, gently scrub it off.

2. Remove the beards: Green mussels often have tough fibers (beards) attached to them. Use a knife or your fingers to remove these fibers.

To make the dish:

1. Use a large pot to sauté garlic, lemongrass, and ginger in vegetable oil until fragrant.

2. Add a bit of chili powder, 250ml of coconut milk, and a pinch of salt. Stir to create a fragrant mixture.

3. Once the coconut milk mixture starts to boil and the coconut aroma is released, add the green mussels. Cover and steam for about 2 minutes until the mussel shells open.

4. When the mussels are firm, turn off the heat and add Thai basil leaves, lime zest, lime juice, and a bit of sugar for balance. Cover for 20-30 seconds to heat the ingredients. Adjust the seasoning with fish sauce if needed.

When enjoying Thai-Style Steamed Green Mussel, you’ll experience a delightful combination of flavors with the sweetness of coconut milk, the freshness of the mussels, and the aromatic Thai herbs.

IV/ Steamed Green Mussel with White Wine

Ingredients for Steamed Green Mussel with White Wine:

– 1 kg green mussels
– 1 tomato
– 10 gr cilantro
– 1 garlic bulb
– 1 onion
– 30 gr butter
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 250 ml white wine
– 250 ml chicken broth (or water)
– Salt/pepper to taste

Here’s how to make Steamed Green Mussel with White Wine:

Preparing green mussels:

1. Use a brush to gently scrub the outer shells of the green mussels to remove any dirt. Then, use a knife to cut off the beards from the mussels.
2. Next, rinse the mussels in water and repeat the washing process several times until they are clean and drained.

Preparing other ingredients:

1. Peel and chop the garlic and onion.
2. Chop the cilantro.
3. Cut the tomato into small pieces.

Cooking the dish:

1. Place a pot on the stove and add 30 gr of butter to melt. Then, add the chopped onion and garlic and a pinch of salt, sauté until fragrant.
2. Next, add 250 ml of white wine and 250 ml of chicken broth (or water) to the pot, and stir well with the prepared green mussels. Cover and steam for about 2-3 minutes until the mussels are cooked through.
3. When the mussels are cooked, add the chopped tomato, cilantro, juice from half a lemon, a pinch of black pepper, and 20 gr of butter. Stir to combine the flavors.
4. You will have a bowl of Steamed Green Mussel with White Wine with a light aroma of wine, tender and flavorful mussel meat, and a delicious broth. Enjoy!

V/ Conclusion

KINGFISH wishes you a joyful and successful experience in preparing and enjoying these delightful dishes made from green mussels. Don’t hesitate to try making them yourself and share them with your family and friends!