Thai-style mussels and noodles in lemongrass-coconut broth


You'll need

400 ml canned coconut milk 50 ml fish sauce 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 lemongrass stalks, bruised 2 kaffir lime leaves, crushed in your hand 2 tbsp coconut oil ½ small onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 small red chillies, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve 1 kg mussels, cleaned 400 gm dried rice noodles Juice of 1 lime, or to taste, plus extra wedges to serve 20 gm light palm sugar, finely chopped, or to taste To serve: coriander

Method

  • 01
  • Combine coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce, lemongrass and lime leaves in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until flavours develop (6-8 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a separate saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic and chilli and fry, stirring occasionally, until tender (2-3 minutes). Add mussels, cover with a lid and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until mussels open (2-3 minutes).
  • 03
  • Cook noodles in a saucepan of boiling water until tender (1-2 minutes), drain and divide among bowls.
  • 04
  • Tip mussels into coconut broth, add lime juice and sugar and adjust seasoning to taste. Ladle mussels and broth over noodles, top with extra chilli and coriander and serve with lime wedges.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Jun 2015

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with chicken ragu and green sauce

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Flank steak tacos with corn, avocado and coriander

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Flathead with crushed peas

Fast summer dinners

recipes

Pumpkin pilaf with ricotta and pepitas

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Lamb with orzo and olives

Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle

recipes

conversion tool