Hughie Sweeney’s Thai Flavoured Irish Mussels

Hughie Sweeney’s Thai Flavoured Irish Mussels

This is a quick and easy dish that’s not expensive to make. We normally have this as a starter (One pot stuff).

Ingredients: Servers 4

2 KG Fresh Mussels

2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil

1 Chilli deseeded

1 Clove garlic finely chopped

Juice of 1 lime

1 Tbsp. Thai Fish sauce

2 Tbsp. Fresh Coriander

Thumb size piece of ginger finely chopped or grated

1 Bunch of Spring onion finely sliced


First you need to de-beard the mussels. Wash them in cold water first. Some mussels may be already open. If you tap them gently and they close they are ok to use. If not discard any open ones. Scrape the barnacles with a knife and pull out the beards.

Mix the lime juice, sesame oil fish sauce, garlic, chilli, ginger and coriander in a large saucepan and add your mussels. Place a lid on the sauce pan and cook at full heat for about three and a half minutes or until the mussel have opened. Do not use any mussels that are still closed after cooking.  Bowl up and sprinkle with some of your sliced spring onion.


Bain sult as!