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Sake Steamed Mussels

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Sake Steamed Mussels

Sake Steamed Mussels

Ten Speed
This delicious seafood appetizer is wonderfully simple to make but is packed with flavor - fresh mussels are cooked in sake with fresh ginger, garlic, and basil. If you don't have sake, a dry white wine will work just fine.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair (Ten Speed, 2013). [Compare Prices]

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 11/2 cups sake or dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 shallot, sliced into very thin rings
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

Preparation:

Scrub the mussels under cool water, discarding any with broken or cracked shells.

Heat a large sauté pan, deep soup pot, or wok over high heat with the sake, ginger, garlic, and shallots. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the mussels and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mussels open.

Toss in the basil and serve immediately.

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