19 May 2011

Show me some Thai Mussels

Album 'Blur The Best Of'

I fancied some mussels tonight so did a late night shop and bought the following:

Cooked mussels in butter (yes yes I know but I don't have the luxury to go fishing in Hackney...you don't know what I might find)

lemon grass

kaffir lime leaves



Thai jasmine rice

Cycling back home, all that was on my mind was what to do and how to do it. I want a quick dinner.

So as soon as I got in I boiled some water in pot and added about 50g jasmine rice and let that boil for one minute, stirred it and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile chopping time:



kaffir lime leaves...I actually crushed them.

fat garlic clove

fry in a pan with a drop of vegetable oil.

add some peas to the rice

tip in the mussels and simmer for 3 minutes. Put a lid on the pan and shake it around so all the juices start kissing the mussels.

turn off the heat for both pans, drain rice.

serve, it looks a lot but it actually it isn't!


If you don't believe me I can come round and show you.