Green Thai Mussel Curry & Win A R500 Food Lovers Market Voucher


Have you seen the amazing fish market they have at Food Lover’s Market? Every time I go in there, I spend an age standing in front of the amazing sea food displays agonizing over over what to choose and how to make it. Then inspiration struck after I stumbled across a low carb recipe in the Lose It magazine. 

Green Thai Mussel Curry

I’m not very imaginative when it comes to cooking sea food but I do love it so very much so I decided to tweak the recipe I’d found a little bit, to make my own amazing mussel curry.


Because of Food Lovers Market’s amazing selection, I was able to purchase all my top quality, super fresh ingredients there. And then it was time to start playing in the kitchen. 

This recipe was really easy to make and it’s the first time I’ve ever made a curry sauce from scratch without a single packet or pre packaged ingredient in sight. It was super easy and the sauce is so delicious that I’ll probably never buy or use a pre made sauce ever again!


Here is the recipe:

Thai Green Mussel Curry
Serves 8
A delicious, low carb, thai green curry.
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
517 calories
20 g
91 g
31 g
41 g
22 g
317 g
617 g
2 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517
Calories from Fat 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g
Saturated Fat 22g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 91mg
Sodium 617mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. For The Curry Sauce
  2. 1 Onion finely chopped
  3. 2 Cloves of crushed garlic
  4. 5cm knob ginger, chopped
  5. 1 stalk of lemon grass
  6. 15g of fresh coriander, chopped
  7. 2 green chillis, deseeded
  8. 20g baby spinach leaves
  9. 1 can of coconut milk
  10. For the muscles
  11. 2tbsp coconut oil
  12. 1 can coconut milk
  13. splash of fish sauce
  14. juice of 2 limes
  15. handful of fresh lime leaves
  16. 2tsp of xylitol
  17. 1.3kg's of mussels, cleaned.
  18. 1 punnet of baby marrow zoodled
  1. Add all the ingredients from the curry sauce to a blender and blender until fine and smooth.
  2. Heat your coconut oil in a wok over a warm heat
  3. Toss in the curry sauce and allow to simmer for a minute or 2
  4. Add the additional can of coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and leaves & xylitol and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Bring to the boil and add the mussels & zoodles
  6. Put the lid on your wok and allow to simmer gently for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and simmer for a further couple of minutes to reduce the liquid.
  8. Serve hot with additional fresh coriander and chilli
  1. You can make your own fish sauce, which I did, combining and blending 1TBS of soya sauce with 1 anchovy fillet.
Adapted from Lose It Magazine
Adapted from Lose It Magazine
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    I LOVE garlic prawns. Simply fry them in a pan with lots of butter and garlic. Heaven!

    September 19, 2016 at 8:22 am
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    I love Paella 😀

    September 19, 2016 at 8:39 am
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    If I am lucky enough to win this voucher, it is a guarantee that I will be making this dish. Just looking at this on a Monday morning makes me so badly wanting it

    September 19, 2016 at 9:05 am
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    I like grilled shrimp. I do them on skewers, sometimes just by themselves, other times mixed with veggies (whatever I have: bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.).

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    I love Paella. I am the only person in my family that can cook seafood so I tend to always make it.

    September 19, 2016 at 10:05 am
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    September 19, 2016 at 10:31 am
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    Looks absolutely Devine!

    September 19, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    I love thai curries…this looks amazing!

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    September 19, 2016 at 11:19 am
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    I love a Crayfish Curry

    September 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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    Prawns! Definitely prawns!

    September 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm
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    September 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm
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    Seafood Paella

    September 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    Super yummy, love Paella

    September 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm
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    Hake in a pan topped with lemon and tomato slices!

    September 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm
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    I’m a big fan of mussles in garlic sauce, the more garlic the better

    September 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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    That looks delish.I love prawns I like to make a creamy prawn pasta using coconut cream.

    September 19, 2016 at 10:08 pm
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    There’s a Thai salmon broth that I love, it’s low-carb and so so delicious!

    September 20, 2016 at 8:59 am
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    I absolutely love paella!

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    oh so delicious, something different to the normal day to day dishes.

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    September 20, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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    This looks so amazing! I sent it to my husband. wink wink. He does the cooking..

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    Garlic butter prawns or tempura prawns! Yum!

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    Prawns braaied direcly on the coals

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    Kingklip thermadore

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    My father in laws garlic and chill prawns done on the braai

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    My fav seafood recipe has to be a good paella. I cannot get enough of it

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    looks delicious, can’t wait to try this out

    September 27, 2016 at 10:00 am
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    my favourite is seafood Paella… to die for… Food lovers market has all the ingredients under one roof 🙂

    September 30, 2016 at 8:22 am
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    I love all the fresh produce at Food Lovers! Sushi is my best!

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