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Coconut Curried Mussels Foil Packs

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Coconut Curried Mussels Foil Packs
  • 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.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, cut in half horizontally
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) 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

Steps

  • 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 Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
19g
97%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
5g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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