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Thai Green Curry Mussels


This is a very versatile dish that cooks in minutes, you can make it with green or red curry paste if you prefer, it can be served as a main dish or as a starter. It also works well with either noodles or spaghetti. 



800 g mussels

110 g can of tuna

1 can of coconut milk (see notes below)

A bunch of basil leaves, Thai if possible. (Waitrose stocks them.)

A couple of mild chillies and a lime (4 servings)

1 Packet of My Thai Curry green or red curry paste.

200 g Noodles or spaghetti


Put the tuna and the curry paste together in a bowl and mix together with a fork, don’t be tempted to use a food processor or chopper for this.

Start by cooking your spaghetti or noodles because the rest of this will take less than 10 minutes.

Add coconut milk to a large pan or wok and then add the tuna and curry paste mixture.

Bring the contents of the pan to the simmer whilst stirring.

Add the mussels to the pan and heat through for no more than five minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust the sweetness with some lime juice if required.

Add the remaining ingredients stirring  just a little So as not to totally submerge all those colourful basil leaves and chili slices.

Serve with the spaghetti or noodles.



The bags of cooked mussels available in supermarket chilled cabinets work well with this and certainly cut down on the cleaning or preparation time of the mussels. If the variety they have are cooked with white wine or butter and garlic they will also work fine. I’m happy to cook with fresh mussels but only when I can get them from a good fishmonger and I know their fresh.

As always the quality of the coconut milk is paramount so if you’re not familiar with what constitutes a good coconut milk I would suggest you start by reading this. Coconut milk summary.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • Serving Size: Per serving
  • Calories: 638
  • Sugar: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 929.7 mg
  • Fat: 30.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.5 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 54.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 36.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 67.6 mg

Keywords: Mussels, Green Curry, Thai

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