Thai Style Moules-Marinières with Chilli and Salade Verte
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Bag of mussels
1 clove Garlic
200ml Coconut milk
100ml dry white wine
½ stalk Lemongrass
1 Chilli deseeded
Slice of bread to mop up juices
A couple sprig of coriander
Juice of 1 lime
Remove and discard the beards from the mussels and wash them in a bowl under cold running water, scrubbing to remove all grit. Discard any that float, broken or any open ones that don’t close when tapped.
Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add finely diced ginger, chilli and lemongrass and cook for two minutes. Add the mussels and coconut milk and cover with a lid. Cook for four minutes or until the mussels open.
Remove from the heat and add coriander and season. Serve immediately with slice of bread to mop up juices if preferred.
Top Health Tips
- Mussels are a tasty, cheap and sustainable source of protein. They are high in B12 vitamins and provide a readily absorbed source of many other B & C vitamins, amino acids, vital minerals including iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. These are all vital nutrients for healthy skin, hair and nails ladies!
- Ginger has a long history of medicinal use, mainly to ease gastrointestinal distress, keeping wind in check. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory, anti aging at its best!
- Want to spice up your life? Chilli is known to increase metabolic rate, and is a safe natural way to stimulate the burning of fat. It also has a stimulating effect on the mucus membranes of the nose- great if you’re suffering with a common cold.