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.
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
While the mussels are steaming, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small pan. Bring the mixture to the boil, then remove from the heat and allow to cool thoroughly. Pour into a serving bowl.
Place the cooked mussels on a large, warm platter and serve with the dipping sauce.
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