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Coconut Curried Mussels Foil Packs

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4
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When the mussels at the market look too good to pass up, this easy grilled recipe will get them on your table in no time. Recipe by
Created Apr 26, 2018
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  • 1 baguette, cut in half horizontally
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 lb fresh mussels in shells, scrubbed, debearded
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias, whites and greens separated
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 4 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Brush cut sides of baguette with melted butter; sprinkle with 2 cloves of the garlic.
  • 3
    Place bread cut side down on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 1 to 2 minutes on uncut side until grill marks form. Turn; cook 2 to 3 minutes on cut side until grill marks form. Cut into slices on the bias. Set aside.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix coconut milk, curry paste and soy sauce. Discard any broken-shell or open mussels that do not close when tapped. Pull up all 4 sides of each sheet of foil. Divide mussels, green onion whites and remaining 2 cloves garlic evenly among sheets of foil; pull sides of foil up around mussels mixture to make a bowl. Pour coconut milk mixture evenly over each. Squeeze 1 wedge of lime over each. Wrap foil securely around mixture. Pierce top of foil once or twice with fork to vent steam.
  • 5
    Place packs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 6 minutes. Rotate packs 1/2 turn; cook 5 to 7 minutes longer or until mussels open. Remove packs from grill. Carefully fold back foil; discard any unopened mussels. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion greens; serve with remaining lime wedges and baguette.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Look for PEI (Prince Edward Island) mussels, as they are consistently sweet and tender – and sometimes they are even sold debearded!
  • Tip 2
    Serve with 2 cups cooked rice instead of baguette.

Nutrition Information

420 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 34g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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