Steamed Fragrant Mussels

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Ken Hom Cooks Thai

Ken Hom Cooks Thai

By Ken Hom

Published 2001

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Mussels serve very well as a satisfying fish course, especially when, as in this recipe, they are steamed with basil and served with a stimulating Thai dipping sauce.


  • 1.4 kg (3 lb) fresh mussels, well scrubbed
  • large handful shredded fresh basil leaves


Place the mussels in a large, deep heatproof bowl and toss with the shredded basil leaves.

Next set up a steamer or put a rack into a wok or deep pan and fill it with 5 cm (2 in) of water. Bring th