Sunday, August 9, 2009

#3: Mussels with Hefeweizen Curry Sauce (August 1, 2009)

5 lbs. Mussels, cleaned and debearded.
12 oz. Hefeweizen (I used Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, which is a fairly traditional hefe)
14 oz. Light coconut milk
1 tbsp. Yellow curry powder
10 Scallions, sliced thin
1/2 tsp. Ginger powder
1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/2 cup chopped Basil (I used sweet basil, but Thai basil would be ideal)
1 tbsp. Peanut oil

1) Heat peanut oil in large pot over medium to medium-high heat.

2) Add scallions and saute 5 minutes.

3) Add curry powder, ginger, cayenne pepper and salt to taste. Cook 3 more minutes

4) Add coconut milk and hefeweizen. Simmer 5 minutes.

5) Increase to high heat. Add mussels, cover, and steam for 8 minutes.

6) Stir in basil.

Serve with bread and hefeweizen.


  1. This one was easily the most delicious recipe so far. Mussels with curry - who knew!

  2. Some damn tasty mussels. Light, spicy, and very flavorful.

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