A quick and easy bowl of mussels with sambal

WNK - Mussels dish from the mussel cookbook

Picture: Chris Flegles and Chantal Arnts


two folks

Once you’re brief on time however your abdomen cannot wait, this recipe is simply the ticket. You may have that a lot mussels and sambal on the desk very quickly.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots

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  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon chopped recent ginger (peeled).

  • 4 tablespoons of finely chopped celery

  • 1 pound (500 grams) mussels

  • 1 lemon makrut leaf (obtainable in most Asian supermarkets)

  • Superb sea salt and freshly floor black pepper

  • Half a cup (100 ml) of white wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sambal manis (Indonesian paprika condiment, obtainable in most Asian supermarkets or within the Asian meals part of some supermarkets)

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat parsley leaves


Warmth olive oil in a frying pan over medium warmth. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger and celery and permit to sweat briefly. When the pan is good and sizzling, add the mussels and makrut and season with pepper. Deglaze with white wine and sambal. Instantly cowl the pan for 30 seconds to 1 minute, till all of the mussels have opened. Add butter till the sauce thickens. End with lemon peel, juice, and parsley.


-All recipes serve two folks.

Except in any other case acknowledged, the mussels referred to as for in recipes are the biggest mussels obtainable (about 20-25 per pound).

All the time use high-quality olive oil, freshly floor black pepper, fantastic sea salt, and fleur de sel (coarse sea salt).

All the time use dry wine when cooking mussels.

Grate the cheese on the final minute whereas cooking or when plating.

Generally you will want extra mussel cooking liquid than the variety of mussels in your recipe. On this case, I like to recommend doing just a few further issues prematurely (web page 45). Each time obligatory, I embrace the web page reference within the parts checklist.

You should purchase recent herbs on the grocery store, produce shops, or farmers markets. I like to make use of recent herb leaves, however if you cannot discover them use what’s obtainable. Together with most different recent herbs, bronze fennel and sorrel are additionally obtainable as vegetation from backyard centres

Reprinted with permission from Mussels: A Tribute in 50 Recipesa November 14, 2023 / Texts and recipes copyright © 2022 by Sergio Hermann. Images copyright © 2022 by Chris Flegels and Chantal Arnts / TR Publishing

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