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Coconut Curry Lime Mussels

Mussels:

  • 1 small diced shallot
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 small diced and seeded jalapeño
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ ounce of unsalted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of red curry paste
  • 2 pounds of fresh or frozen mussels
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro leaves

Goat Cheese Spread:

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces of softened goat cheese
  • 1 loaf of Artisan bread

Serves 2 to 3

Procedures:

  1. Mussels: In a large hot sauté pan with butter, add in the shallots, garlic and jalapeño and caramelize. Once brown, add in the curry paste and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Next add in the mussels and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Deglaze with wine, then add in the coconut milk, lime zest and lime juice and let braise on medium-high heat until the mussels open up. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  3. Goat Cheese: In a medium sized bowl whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese until completely combined. Spread the goat cheese on slices of Artisan bread.
  4. To Plate: Simply pour the mussels into a large bowl and top off with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve the mussels along side the to goat cheese, bread and with a chilled glass of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc.

The Starborough 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has refreshing tropical fruit accents highlighted by lively acidity.