Here again, coconut milk shows its worth as a seasoning and a complement. Mussels are a true seafood with a brisk ocean flavour that needs a little taming, which the coconut here provides. No disparagement of the mussels is implied: they are tasty, nutritious and inexpensive.
I prefer to use the smaller mussels whenever they are available. Once they have been scrubbed clean in cold water, to remove all sand, they cook rapidly, announcing their doneness by cordially opening their she