Mussels in Curry Recipe

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In the mussel time I look very often for a Recipe Mussels in Curry developed.

The mussels with curry have an exotic touch, I use ginger, coriander and curry for the mussel stock.

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1. Recipe Mussels in Curry

Mussels with Curry and Coriander

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 1174
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

Simple guide to prepare mussels in curry sauce.

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mussels in curry recipe image © Thomas Sixt


1 kg Mussels fresh
1-2 bunch Soup vegetables
1 bunch Coriander
2 pc young onions
1 tbs red berries
some Chili
1 tbs curry
250 ml Vegetable broth
2 slices Ginger
2 pc clove of garlic
3 tbs peanut oil
1 pc Lime
150 ml soy cream
100 ml white whine
1 tbs honey


Mussels photographed on a colander.

Prepare ingredients

Prepare all ingredients as listed in the list.

Place the mussels in cold water for about 10 minutes, then drain on a sieve.

ginger and turmeric
Ginger and turmeric on the cutting board.

Prepare stock

Bring the vegetable stock with finely chopped ginger and garlic to the boil to form the flavour.

Root vegetables prepared
Root vegetables prepared

Prepare vegetables

Soup vegetables consisting of carrots, yellow beets, parsley root peel and in fine Julienne cut.

Boil mussels
Put the mussels in the prepared vegetable mixture. Step picture

Sweat vegetables

Sweat half of the prepared vegetables in a wok with peanut oil, then add the rest of the vegetables and add the mussels.

Mussels emotion picture
Mussels prepared and decorated in a pot.

Cook mussels

Deglaze the mussels with the white wine and the sieved vegetable-ginger-garlic broth.

Cook the mussels for 8-10 minutes with lid.

Pluck the coriander leaves

Prepare cilantro

Provide cilantro, wash, spin dry and finely chop.

Optionally, you can use parsley or Thai basil.

red berries which are often referred to as red pepper.
Red pepper

Prepare berries

Prepare the red berries for serving.

Optionally, you can pestle the berries in a mortar and use only the fine outer skin for seasoning.

mussels in curry recipe image
mussels in curry recipe image © Thomas Sixt


Strain the mussel stock, bring to the boil, season with cream, curry, lime juice, chili and honey and blend.

Blend the mussel broth and pour over the mussels.

Serve the mussels decorated with cilantro and red berries.



2. Nutritional Values

3. Preparing Mussels in Curry Properly

It is best to put the sea creatures in cold water after shopping.

The multiple washing is necessary because the sea creatures are often sandy. I would also like to answer the question of how to recognize broken shells.

After cooking closed mussels please do not eat!

Chef Thomas Sixt – that’s how you recognize broken shells
Clean the mussels, thoroughly, please!

4. What to Consider for Mussels with Curry?

The base of this preparation you can create with garlic or as described in the instructions below with soup vegetables.

The mussels taste better in combination with dry white wine or with Prosecco.

So that the curry comes out well, I still take cream or coconut milk and ginger to it.

Ginger is an optional ingredient as is cilantro.

Exotic ingredients tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Mussels with curry, the curry foam is fantastically delicate.

5. Which Curry is the right one for Mussels?

Let’s take a quick look at the curry question as well.

It’s easier than you think. Reach into the spice rack at the supermarket and buy a yellow curry.

This is the easiest way. Madras curry is pretty great, it tastes a little more fruity.

From the hot curry I would leave the fingers, we want to bring a balanced preparation on the plate.

Madras curry powder
Definitely use spices in the erotic kitchen. This is how taste and pep come into play!

Use madras curry for the mussels!

Ingredients recommendation from chef Thomas Sixt

For the decoration and for the excellent taste there are two more info:

Curry sauces always need some sugar or honey or agave syrup.

The sugar balances the sharpness of the curry and makes the sauce smooth on the palate.

As a decoration, I recommend red pepper, which is sweetly spicy and pleases the eye.

Red berries are ideal as decoration for curry dishes.

6. Suitable Ideas for Side Dishes

As side dishes to this mussel dish with curry fit fresh baguette, lukewarm sushi rice, basmati rice,
boiled plantains, caramelized bananas, chickpea patties, rice noodles and flatbread.

A grilled banana is a fine thing. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

A caramelized banana tastes excellent with curry with mussels. It can also be prepared in a pan! 

7. More Ideas for Mussels and Sea Food

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