Steamed Mussels With Indian Spices

Steamed Mussels With Indian Spices

Steamed Mussels With Indian Spices

Are you thinking about what to serve for Christmas Eve dinner?  It’s traditional to eat some kind of seafood dish.  I grew up eating oyster stew for Christmas Eve dinner and only appreciated it years later.  If you are a fan of mussels here is a nice dish to serve your friends and family.  Did I mention that it is ridiculously easy to make?

INGREDIENTS

2 Chopped Onions

4 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Ginger

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 1/2 Teaspoons Curry Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

30 Ounces Diced Tomatoes With Juice

1 Cup Water

1 Teaspoon Garam Masala

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

2 Cups Frozen Baby Peas

1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

3 Pounds Mussels

This is a quick one pot dish so make sure that you have all of your ingredients out.  You can buy garam masala at most supermarkets or find the Indian spice mix online.  Rinse and debeard the mussels. Set aside.  Chop the onions and fresh ginger.  In a large heavy pot add the olive oil and heat over a medium high heat.  Add the onions and cook for 4 minutes.  Add the ginger, curry powder and red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes with their juice and the water.  Give a good stir.  Add the garam masala, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.  Add the mussels and the baby peas to the pot.  Cover the pot and cook for 8 minutes.  Remove from the heat and transfer to a large serving bowl.  Throw away any of the mussels that didn’t open.  Garnish the mussel dish with the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.  Serves 4

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