Quick potjie mussels in a creamy green curry sauce

4 servings Cooking: 35 mins
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The quickest seafood potjie you'll ever make...

By Food24 February 03 2017
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Ingredients (16)

For the curry paste:
1 shallot — finely chopped
2 garlic cloves — chopped
5 cm fresh ginger — chopped
1 lemongrass — stalk, chopped
10 g fresh coriander — chopped
1 green chilli — deseeded
20 g baby spinach
For the mussels
1.3 kg fresh mussels — cleaned
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 x 400 g coconut milk — tinned
fish sauce — to taste
limes — juiced
5 lime leaves — dried
2 tsp xylitol
fresh coriander — to serve
fresh chillies — chopped
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For the curry paste: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.

Heat a potjie over medium coals, add the coconut oil and toss in the curry paste, cook for 1 minute, then add the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and leaves, and xylitol. Stir to combine, bring to the boil and add the mussels.

Place a lid on the pot and allow the mixture to come back to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 5–10 minutes, then remove from the heat.

Discard any mussels that have not opened.

To serve: Serve hot with fresh coriander and extra chilli.

Reprinted with the permission of Fairlady.

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