Steamed Mussels with Herbs (Hoi Malaeng Phu Awb): หอยแมลงภู่อบ

Steamed Mussels with Herbs is an easy to cook and delicious dish. If you go to the seaside in Thailand, you will see that they are sold at almost every restaurant. Fresh mussels are well matched with Thai spices - basil leaves, lemon grass and garlic. Steamed Mussels with Herbs is very tasty to eat with Seafood Sauce.

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Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

 Steamed Mussels with Herbs


1 kg mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
1 large handful Thai basil leaves
4 stalks fresh lemon grass, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves

Steamed Mussels with Herbs


1. In a large pot, add the mussels and herbs - lemon grass, basil and garlic.

Steamed Mussels with Herbs

2. Cover and cook on a medium heat, until the mussels have opened, 4 to 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels.

3. Transfer the mussels to a platter. Set the mussels in half-shells on a serving dish and sprinkle with sliced basil, if desired. Serve with Seafood Sauce.

Steamed Mussels with Herbs