Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 12 mussels, 1/2 cup broth, and 1/2 cup cauliflower)

Look for kaffir lime leaves at Asian markets, or substitute a teaspoon of grated lime rind. Shrimp paste is also available at Asian markets and freezes well. The homemade curry paste is worth making: It offers the best flavor and is much lower in sodium than commercial pastes.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare curry paste, combine first 11 ingredients in a mortar or bowl; grind with a pestle until mixture forms a smooth paste.

Step 2

To prepare mussels, heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add cauliflower; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in curry paste, stock, and milk; bring to a boil. Add mussels; cover, and simmer 5 minutes or until mussels open. Discard any unopened shells. Stir in lime juice and herbs. Spoon into shallow bowls; serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Hinoki & the Bird, Century City, CA

Ratings & Reviews

terrimoser's Review

PhAyes1049
September 04, 2014
Good tasting recipe. Didn't think the cauliflower would go well with the mussels, but it was surprisingly tasty. Easy one dish meal with rice.

PhAyes1049's Review

terrimoser
January 29, 2014
easy recipe big hit full of flavor