- waver Nov 3, 2007 07:44 PM
What to do with mussels beyond the classic white wine? I once had something with leeks and sausage - anyone have a recipe for that? Or maybe a SEAsiany coconut milk base? What's your favorite?
I've made them with a combination of marinara sauce and pesto. I also like to cook them in white wine sauce, but then also add some marinara. Can you tell I like my mussels in red sauce?
For Southeast Asian, this is one of my go-to's. I've been making it for years, it's easy, and always a hit at parties. I make the curry/coconut milk base the day before, and add more red curry and some Sriricha if I'm making it really spicy. I use Maesri brand Thai red curry paste.
spicy thai steamed mussels
I know there are Rachael Ray haters out there, but I saw an episode of hers and improvised upon this recipe. (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...) It was great. My husband loved it, and it never fails to impress. I also like the coconut milk and red or green Thai curry combination. You can also check out Monk's menu, in Philadelphia (http://philadelphia.menupages.com/res...) for inspiration.