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Delightful Tonga Dinner

Inspired by seafood and topical fruit, this sample of the island's tasty cuisine will transport you straight to the seaside.

Mussels with coconut milk and lemon grass

Delicious seafood with coconut and lemon grass flavours.



  • 400
    coconut milk
  • 400
  • 10
    chicken or vegetable stock powder
  • 3
    cloves garlic sliced
  • 2
    fresh stalks lemon grass
  • 2
    red chillies, slit to release flavour
  • 1
    lemon, juice
  • 45
    fish sauce
  • 45
    chopped fresh coriander
  • 2
    fresh mussels on the shell, cleaned thoroughly
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Place all ingredients, except coriander and mussels, in a large saucepan.
Bring mixture to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for about 5 minutes.
Bring back to boil and add coriander and mussels.
Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until mussels have opened.
Discard any mussels that have not opened during cooking.
Serve garnished with extra fresh coriander.

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