Hawy Malaeng Phu Awb (Steamed Mussels with Herbs) หอยแมลงภู่อบ

Recipe from: Thailand.com
Servings: 4

4 ½ pounds mussels, cleaned well
1 cup sweet basil leaves (bai horapah - See Glossary)
3 tablespoon kaffir lime leaves
3 tablespoon lemongrass, sliced into strips
3 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped

Place the mussels in a steamer over boiling water and sprinkle with basil leaves, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, garlic, and shallot. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and wait for a few minutes before opening the steamer. This is to let the herbs flavor the mussels.

Serve with nam jim talay (Spicy Seafood Dipping Sauce).

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