Stir Fried Green Mussels with Roasted Chili Paste

  • 450 grams (1 lb) fresh green mussels, cleaned well
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet Thai basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red roasted chilli paste, (Nam Phrik Pao)
  • 4 fresh chillies, cut into long strips
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  1. Heat water in a pot until boiling. Then scald green mussels in boiled water until cooked. Remove and drain.
  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic in the hot oil and fry until it becomes golden.
  3. Add cooked green mussels and stir for a 20 seconds. 
  4. Then add fish sauce, sugar, chili and roasted chilli paste.
  5. Before removing from heat, sprinkle with sweet basil leaves and red fresh chilli. 
  6. Stir-fry for another 10 seconds. Transferred to a serving dish. Serve with hot steamed rice.