Steamed Mussels with Chilli

Steamed Mussels with Chilli

By wlr Nutritionist Rosie Bourne

A quick and easy, low carb mussel recipe with a kick. Indulge in the array of flavours in this wonderful dish.

  • Recipe makes: 2 servings
  • Prep time:
    15 mins
  • Cook time: 5 mins
  • Calories: 301
    per serving


  • 500g mussels
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 15g root ginger
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sake rice wine
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 red chillies
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil


  1. Scrub the mussels clean. Discard any mussels that don't close when tapped gently.
  2. Set up a steamer or put a rack into a wok or deep pan and fill it with 5cm/2in of water. Bring the water to the boil over a high heat.
  3. Place the mussels on a plate, then place into a steamer.
  4. Turn the heat to low so the water is barely simmering and cover the wok or pan tightly.
  5. Steam gently for five minutes or until the mussels begin to open.
  6. Meanwhile, combine all the sauce ingredients, except the oil, in a heatproof bowl.
  7. Heat a wok or large frying-pan over high heat. When hot, add the oil, and then pour the hot oil over the sauce ingredients.
  8. Remove the mussels from the steamer. Discard any mussels that haven't opened.
  9. Stir the sauce then pour over the mussels.
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander sprigs and serve at once.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)301
Carbohydrate (g)12.3
Fat (g)22.6
Protein (g)10.7
Fibre (g)1.6
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg0.9

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