Sake Mussels

Sake Mussels

Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 lb mussels
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup sake
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 Thai chili peppers chopped
  • 1 handful Thai basil substitute with your favorite herbs


  • Start by purging the mussels. In a large mixing bowl, soak the mussels in cold water, making sure they're completely submerged. Mix in salt then set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Scoop the mussels out of the dirty water into a colander. Be sure not to pour the mussels out from the mixing bowl to avoid the sand and debris. Scrape off the debris and grime on the shell using a brush or another mussel. Rinse then drain well.
  • In a large pot, heat neutral oil and butter over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic, and ginger and saute for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Pour in the sake and soy sauce. Once it comes to a boil, add the mussels and Thai chili peppers. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the Thai basil then cover for another 2 minutes or until the mussels have opened. Be sure to discard any mussels that have not opened.
  • Serve with warm bread and enjoy!
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion

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