South East Asian Mussel Curry Recipe

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South East Asian Mussel Curry
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  1. Roughly chop up turmeric, ginger, galangal, lemongrass, garlic, shallots and chilies then pop in a blender or liquidiser and process to a smooth paste using as little water as possible. Don't use a food chopper - the result will be much too coarse. If you prefer, you could pound everything in a pestle and mortar.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup OR 6 tbs vegetable oil in a wok, deep pan or pot. When oil begins to smoke, put in spice paste and keep stirring over medium heat till paste is fragrant and you start coughing or sneezing. This should take about 5-8 minutes of stirring and frying.
  3. Dump in mussels and mix well. Pour in coconut milk and water OR stock and bring to the boil. Add makrut and turmeric leaves, put lid on and lower heat. Simmer gently till mussels open. This should take 3 - 5 minutes, tops. Do not overcook (tough, rubbery mussels *Yuck*).
  4. Season to taste, turn off heat and serve immediately with white rice or over scalded rice noodles. I like a sprinkling of coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime over it.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1136.5 Kcal (4758 kJ)
Calories from fat 195.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.75g 33%
Cholesterol 70.07mg 23%
Sodium 2445.1mg 102%
Potassium 1568.51mg 33%
Total Carbs 191.35g 64%
Sugars 14g 56%
Dietary Fiber 14.33g 57%
Protein 51.57g 103%
Vitamin C 113.7mg 189%
Iron 13.5mg 75%
Calcium 147mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123.27 Kcal (516 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.36g 33%
Cholesterol 7.6mg 23%
Sodium 265.2mg 102%
Potassium 170.12mg 33%
Total Carbs 20.75g 64%
Sugars 1.52g 56%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 57%
Protein 5.59g 103%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 189%
Iron 1.5mg 75%
Calcium 15.9mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.7
  • 30

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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