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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kerala Coconut Curried Mussels and Sweet Potato Fries on CBC's Weekend Morning Show!

This morning on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with interim host Nadia Kidwai, I presented the following dishes.  Mussels are incredibly simple to prepare, are raised organically and sustainably, higher in Omega fatty acids than Salmon, and make a fun meal with friends.


Kerala Coconut Curried Mussels and Sweet Potato Fries

2 lbs PEI Mussels (available at Gimli Fish)
1/4 oil
1 onion, chopped and smashed (traditionally done on a large stone but I mixed them in a blender)
20 curry leaves (Available at Dino’s Grocery Mart, Lucky’s Dong Thai, etc.)
6 green chillies, slit, or favourite chilli
10 small cloves of garlic, smashed or in blender with onions
1 tsp chile powder (aka,cayenne)
3 tbs. corriander powder
1/2 tbs. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. pepper powder
2 tbs. garam masala

1 1/2 cups coconut milk (easy and inexpensive method to making coconut milk; 1-2 cups UNSWEETENED dry coconut and 1-2 cups very hot water.  Liquefy in blender for about 2 minutes, strain into a bowl and that is your coconut cream.  Repeat with less very hot water and that is your coconut milk, combine for this recipe)

1/2 tsp salt to or to taste

Method:
In a large pot with a lid heat the oil and add the onions, smashed garlic and green chili. After some time add the smashed ginger until they are soft. Chili can be added as per how spicy you like it. When cooked through, add the  coconut milk and cook through.  Then add the mussels, stir,  and cook 3-5 minutes, or until all have opened.  Serve immediately with Sweet potato fries or potato fries.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

paper writing said...

It looks good and not that hard to make. Thanks for sharing it with us, will be copying the recipe and saving it