Thursday, January 28, 2010

Panang Hoy Maelang Phu แพนงหอยแมลงภู่ Panang Mussels Curry



While we were at the Lorne Pier fish shop; I also picked up 2 bags of beautiful mussels for AD$10, it was a steal!

Since I had packed enough Thai ingredients with our trip, making a Thai dinner away from home was possible this time around. A very delicious dish that takes no time to make but will sure to impress you guests next time you are having a dinner party.

P.S A sure crowd pleaser on it's own with some crusty bread and cold beer or as part of your next Thai meal.

serves 4 to 6 as part of a Thai meal
you'll need;
2 bags of mussels, beards removed and scrubbed
5 tbs of coconut cream (Ayam brand)
1 onion chopped
2 tbs of homemade or shop bought Panang curry paste 
1.5 tbs of palm sugar
2 red chillies, sliced
3 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
fish sauce to taste

In a large pan, cook the coconut cream til the oil starts to split (cracking the coconut)

Fry the paste with the cream/oil mixture for 2 minutes then add in the chopped onions, cook the onion til soften.

Add the mussels, palm sugar, half of the chilies and kaffir lime leaves and mix everything well. Cover and cook about 2 to 3 minutes til the mussels are open. By this time the mussels would have released some sweet juices to form the most delicious sauce, season with fish sauce.

Garnish with chillies, kaffir lime leaves and coriander leaves.

As part of our Thai dinner away from home.

32 comments:

  1. I had Thai for dinner with Ant the night before last night, we nearly ordered something similar!

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  2. Mmm....delicious. I'm very bad in cooking mussels. This one looks good to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Olala... looks soooo delicious LOL! Haven't had mussels for a long time. Have to get some really fresh one for this. Have a good time! Cheers.

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  4. I'm always envious of the Antipodean mussels - they seem much larger than the European ones I'm used to.

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  5. Great blog with wonderful food ideas!

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  6. Looks very yummy and quite easy to make too, very nice!

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  7. I want!!!! Love seafood, esp done the Thai way :) Fantastic dish!

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  8. Kenny,
    Oh really! What did you order instead?

    Mary,
    It is so simple you must try!

    My Little Space ,
    Thanks ! get some fresh ones soon!

    Mr noodles,
    Oh really! These are fairly large.

    Anonymous,
    Thank you very much!

    Tricia,
    Thank you, it is so simple you r right!

    Ju,
    Haha thanks! You'll have to try this one then :)

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  9. $10 for 2 bags! That is a steal indeed! I'm going to make some this weekend.

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  10. OMG YUMMMMM..im so craving now..OMG

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  11. Look at how fresh they are! Good idea to pack some special ingredients for a weekend away like this. Beautiful dish!

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  12. WOW! The mussels curry looks absolutely fantastic!

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  13. We are on the last night of soup diet, can't wait to try something new here. V has been a real pain lol.
    I can tell from the photo this is a really yummy dish!

    love Sophia xxx

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  14. ชอบ กิน หอย กาบ มาก! hehe :)

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  15. Rosa,
    Haha that's why I bought so much, I'm happy you are making some :)

    zurin,
    Make some now, it is so easy!

    loveto eat,
    Thank you! It is the first time I actually packed half of my pantry for a weekend away haha!

    Angie,
    Oh thank you very much!

    Sophia,
    Wow that is wonderful, bet both of you just can't wait to go back to your normal diet :)
    xxx

    muu,
    คุณ ชอบ กิน ทุก อย่าง haha!

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  16. 好棒呀!渡假也能作得這麼好!:)

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  17. Another wonderful Thai dish from you and you made it looks so easy haha! Love how you packed your Thai ingredients for a weekend trip!

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  18. thank you for this tip .
    thay food , i love , but is so hard to find a balance of the ingredients !!

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  19. wow..that looks fantastic..yummy mussels !

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  20. Yummy....that looks fantastic...

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  21. les plats thaï épicés et parfumés ça doit être un délice j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  22. I usually do the mussels with white wine, your recipe is so original for me, I don't know if Monsieur Chapot would love it but I have to try !!!

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  23. So yummy! Mussels - always love mussels.. and in this style, of course yes!

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  24. 大肥,
    謝謝!貪吃呀!哈哈!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Haha thanks! that was the first time I packed so much, talk about being too prepared lol

    Caio Fernandes,
    Thanks! That's a shame you can't get the ingredients there.

    Saveurs et Gourmandises ,
    Thank you very much!

    Gulmohar ,
    Thank you! They are so fresh too!

    Nostalgia,
    Oh thank you!

    Aux délices des gourmets ,
    je vous remercie beaucoup, j'espère que vous l'essayer

    chapot,
    Thank you! We sometimes do it with wine too :)

    mycookinghut,
    Thank you ! My first time doing it this way and it really works :)

    Sarah,
    Thanks :)

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  25. You have done it again buddy! It looks really good with beer indeed!

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  26. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 29, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    What a appetizing dish that is! I like how simple it is too, definitely be part of my next Thai meal.

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  27. Love mussels, love panang curry so this one is a sure yes from me :)

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  28. Too bad I'm allergic to mussels and my family dislike it.... this looks delicious.
    新乐行大运 

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  29. So original and wonderful! I wonder if it would work with clams? Looks great!

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  30. fitzboy,
    Haha absolutely!

    Harriet,
    It is very simple indeed! Thanks!

    Yasmin,
    Oh I'm so glad to hear that!

    Pearlyn,
    Haha try using prawns! you too!

    Sook,
    Thank you! clams work just as well!

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