It doesn’t get any easier than this Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Blue Mussels! It’s full of authentic Thai flavours and delicious Canadian farmed blue mussels, so you can skip the Asian take-out and make it yourself at home! It’s a healthy, hearty soup that’s flavoured with warm ginger, sweet honey and tangy lime, and it’s full of fresh vegetables! And you can make it even healthier by using reduced-fat coconut milk for an equally creamy and decadent result. This soup is dairy-free and gluten-free, it’s inexpensive to make, and makes the perfect lunch or light dinner! Serve it with some fresh crusty bread for soaking up every last delicious drop!
Total Time Required: 25-30 minutes
- 2 Tablespoons red curry paste
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- Zest and juice of half a lime
- A generous pinch of sea salt
- A generous pinch of black pepper
- 2 400 ml cans coconut milk
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced
- 1 1/2 pounds Canadian farmed Blue mussels
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the red curry paste, honey, fish sauce, grated ginger, lime zest and juice and sea salt and pepper, and mix them together well with a wooden spoon over the heat.
- Once the curry paste mixture is bubbly and fragrant, add the coconut milk and stir well until combined.
- Allow the coconut milk mixture to cook over medium low heat, covered, until it reaches a simmer and then turn the heat to low and allow it to continue simmering for 5-7 minutes, adding the broth after 5 minutes and replacing the lid.
- Continue simmering the mixture, covered, for about 5 more minutes.
- Add the broccoli florets to the soup along with the sliced red pepper, the sliced red onions, sliced shitake mushrooms and the mussels. Stir to combine and cover the pot while the mussels cook for about 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, the mussels should be open (discard any that haven’t opened) and the broccoli, peppers and onions should be softened slightly.
- Serve while hot with some crusty bread on the side for dunking and a wedge of lime!