Mussels with Miso, Ginger and Lime
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Fresh mussels in this tasty miso, ginger dressing are simply divine.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 2
  • 1 lb. mussels
  • 2 Tb. white miso paste
  • 2 Tb. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp. chili paste (or more if you like it very spicy)
  • ¾ - 1 c. vegetable or chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Crusty bread, grilled or pan fried
  1. Wash, scrub and de-beard mussels. If any are open, tap them and if they don't close, toss them since they're no longer alive. Keep refrigerated until ready to cook.
  2. Mix miso paste and butter together in a small bowl.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium/low heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and cook until tender (careful not to burn the garlic) about 2 minutes.
  4. Add miso paste/butter mixture and stir to melt into the onion/garlic/ginger.
  5. Whisk in chili paste and broth. Adjust heat to medium.
  6. Place the mussels into the sauce and cover the pan.
  7. Steam about 8-10 minutes. When all mussels have opened (if any have not, toss them), turn off the heat and transfer them to a serving dish. Spoon sauce over mussels. Sprinkle with lime juice and parsley and serve with bread.
Try to purchase your mussels the day you plan to serve them, since they typically don't store well for more than a day. When you get home, keep them under ice in your fridge until ready to work with them.
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at