Steamed Mussels in Lemongrass and Basil

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as an appetizer or snack
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

By Katie Chin

Published 2013

  • About

These soul-satisfying mussels are bursting with bright flavors and always fill my kitchen with an amazing aroma. Serve with a crusty French baguette to help soak up the juices. A white Riesling or blush wine pairs nicely with this dish.



  1. Pour the chicken stock into a wok or large skillet. Add the lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, if using. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to moderately-high.
  2. Add the wine, chili slices, fish sauce, palm sugar, and fresh coriander leaves. Stir to combine. When the sauce is gently boiling, add the mussels. Stir to combine and cover with a tight-fitting