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Steamed Mussels with Coconut Sweet Chili Lentils

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4-6

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) minced shallots

    1 can (14 oz/398 mL) coconut milk

    3 Tbsp (45 mL) sweet chili sauce

    ½ cup (125 mL) split red lentils

    2 lbs (1 kg) live blue mussels, rinsed & beards removed

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro

    1 lime, half juiced, half cut into wedges


Directions

  1. Combine shallots, coconut milk, sweet chili sauce, and lentils in a large pot. Heat and simmer for 4 minutes with the lid on, stirring two to three times.
  2. Add mussels to the pot and stir well. Cover with a fitted lid and cook on medium-high heat for approximately 7-10 minutes, or until mussels are fully cooked (mussels will be fully open and plump). Shake the pot as the mussels are cooking every few minutes to move the mussels around and to prevent the lentils from sticking to the bottom.
  3. Once mussels are cooked, stir in fresh cilantro and lime juice. Ladle the mussels, with lots of broth, into bowls. Serve with fresh toasted baguette and lime wedges.

You can find live mussels in the seafood section of the grocery store, or sometimes live in wrapped packaging. If you find any mussels that are open, gently tap them and if they do not slowly close again, discard them.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 330
  • Total Fat 18 g
  • Saturated Fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Carbohydrates 21 g
  • Dietary Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Sodium 680 mg
  • Potassium 793 mg
  • Folate 74 mcg