Mussels and Clams with Curry Coconut Sauce over Noodles

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If you don't have a serrano chile, substitute 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper.

Yield:

4 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 405
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 5.3 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 19.6 g
Carbohydrate 56.7 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 6.3 mg
Sodium 548 mg
Calcium 69 mg

Ingredients

1 (7-ounce) package rice noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 serrano chile, seeded and thinly sliced
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon green curry paste
1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1 1/2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1 1/2 pounds littleneck clams, scrubbed
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 lime wedges

Preparation

Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; set aside.

While the noodles cook, heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and serrano chile, and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, curry paste, ginger, and coconut milk; bring to a boil.

Add the mussels and clams. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until shells open; discard any unopened shells. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes, 1/2 cup cilantro, and juice; toss well. Place 1 cup noodles in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each serving with 4 mussels and 4 clams. Drizzle sauce evenly over shellfish; sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Note:

Judy Lockhart,

May 2006
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