Stuffed Steamed Mussels

This recipe of Stuffed Steamed Mussels is a asian style dish that is tasty and spicy. If you don't like the idea of a spicy dish, adjust the amount of chilli you use.

6 Portions



  • 18 Green Lip New Zealand Mussels (open)*
  • 125g minced pork
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon grass
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Kafir lime leaf, shredded
  • Red chilli finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coriander finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 teaspoon palm sugar or dark Muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • Juice of ¼ lime


  1. Steam the mussels over boiling water for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool, then place covered in the refrigerator. While you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor or mix together well in a bowl. Top each mussel with a tablespoon of the mixture, smoothing it over the mussel. Place the mussels in a steamer.
  3. Steam over boiling water, or until cooked & firm. Serve hot or cold with sweet chilli sauce.