This recipe from Sailors Seafoods uses Honey Mussels ™, an elite mussel, found nowhere else in the world, produced only in the clean waters of Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada. They have a beautiful honey-coloured shell with a sweet taste and tender texture, derived from specially selected mussels. They can be eaten simply steamed in apple cider, or, try this recipe from Lisa Johnson at Sailor’s Seafoods.
All month long, the Ocean Wise Seafood Festival is taking place across Canada. The festival is a celebration of sustainable seafood, serving up sustainable chowders, dishes, fillets, and packaged products from Feb 1 – Feb 28. Partial proceeds from purchased items will go toward Ocean Wise in the fight to end overfishing.
“Honey Mussels™ are raised with the environment in mind. We grow our mussels in a way that contributes back to the ecosystem they’re grown in,” – Lisa Johnson
Thai Steamed Honey Mussels
Makes 6 servings
– 5 pounds fresh Honey Mussels
– 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
– 1 (13.5 ounces) can unsweetened coconut milk
– 1/3 cup dry white wine
– 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
– 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
– 1 tablespoon fish sauce
– 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
1. In a large stock pot combine the lime juice, coconut milk, wine, curry paste, garlic, and fish sauce.
2. Add in curry paste and stir to dissolve.
3. Bring to a boil over high heat for 2 minutes, and then add Honey Mussels™ (scrubbed with beard removed).
4. Cover and cook stirring occasionally until Honey Mussels are open, 5 to 8 minutes.
5. Remove from the heat and pour mussels* with liquid into a serving dish.
6. Toss dish with cilantro.
Discard any unopened mussels.