Mussels in Thai Style Broth

Mussels in a delicious Thai style broth bursting with flavor served over a rice corn combination.

Ingredients

Rice

2 C jasmine rice

4 C water

1 t salt

Corn

2 ears of fresh corn on cob

1/3 C water

Pinch of salt

1 t butter

Mussels

2 ½ pounds mussels

3 C chicken broth or fish stock

5-6 dried hot chilies

3 inch lemon grass quartered

2 inches fresh ginger peeled and sliced

5 garlic cloves smashed

1 serano chili quartered optional¹

To Create Final Dish

1 Roma tomato deseeded and  chopped

1 lemon juiced

1/3 C cilantro chopped

1 T fish sauce

Directions

Rice

  • In medium pan, add rice and water and bring to boil.
  • Cover and simmer until rice is cooked until tender.

Corn

  • Wash corn and remove silk.
  • Remove corn kernels from cob and add to small saucepan with water and butter.
  • Cook until el dente then season. Remove from heat and set aside.

Mussels

  • Scrub mussels and remove beards.²
  • In large sauce pan, bring broth, chilies, lemon grass, ginger, and garlic cloves to a boil.
  • Add mussels, cover and cook until mussels open or about 5-7 minutes.
  • Discard mussels that do not open.

Assemble Final Dish

  • Stir hot rice and corn together and divide into four large soup/pasta bowls.
  • Remove mussels from broth and place on rice corn mixture.
  • Strain broth and then add tomato, lemon. cilantro, and fish sauce mixture and stir.
  • Ladle this this broth equally into the four bowls and serve.

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Notes:

¹We like spicy food so we added the extra chili to the broth.

²Our farm raised mussels usually are pretty clean and have few beards.

 

Alaska Halibut Shrimp Curry

Ingredients

2 limes

1 pound Alaskan halibut skinned 1 1/2 inch chunks

10 ounces large uncooked shrimp deveined cut in half

1 T peanut oil

1 cup shallots chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 red pepper rough chopped

2 T fresh grated ginger

3 T Thai Kitchen red curry paste

1 can coconut milk

1 t Siracha sauce

1 T fish sauce nam pla or Nucor nam

Salt and pepper

1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped

1/4 cup Thai basil chopped

Directions

Grate 2 limes for 1 1/2 t of zest. Squeeze limes to measure 2 T of juice.

Heat peanut oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots,garlic, pepper, and ginger and sauté until fragrant 3-4 minutes. Stir in curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, Sriricha sauce, lime zest, and lime juice stirring gently. Simmer 4-5 minutes. Add halibut and shrimp and simmer for about 6 minutes. Season to taste. Serve over quinoa or rice. Provide cilantro, Thai basil, additional hot sauce, and dried shrimp as condiments.