Coconut Curry Lime Mussels

Recipe Courtesy of  Starborough


  • 1 small diced shallot
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 small diced and seeded jalapeño
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ ounce of unsalted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of red curry paste
  • 2 pounds of fresh or frozen mussels
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro leaves

Goat Cheese Spread:

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces of softened goat cheese
  • 1 loaf of Artisan bread

Serves 2 to 3


  1. Mussels: In a large hot sauté pan with butter, add in the shallots, garlic and jalapeño and caramelize. Once brown, add in the curry paste and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Next add in the mussels and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Deglaze with wine, then add in the coconut milk, lime zest and lime juice and let braise on medium-high heat until the mussels open up. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  3. Goat Cheese: In a medium sized bowl whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese until completely combined. Spread the goat cheese on slices of Artisan bread.
  4. To Plate: Simply pour the mussels into a large bowl and top off with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve the mussels along side the to goat cheese, bread and with a chilled glass of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Pairs With: Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Coconut Curry Lime Mussels



Our 2011 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc has layers of citrus and tropical fruit with hints of fresh green characters, which make the wine a true expression of the Marlborough region. Flavors of passion fruit, guava and kiwi layered over a citrus framework culminate in a crisp, approachable palate.Varietal Content: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand Titratable Acidity: 0.74 g/100 mL pH: 3.32 Alcohol: 13.0% Residual Sugar: 0.37 g/100 mL

Pairs With: Coconut Curry Lime Mussels

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