These mussels are steamed and served in a soup of coconut milk, miso and lime juice. Ginger, garlic, leeks and red chilis make up the aromatics. Serve with a spoon and/or lots of hearty grilled bread. This should serve two as a main course or 4-6 for an appetizer.
Scrub and rinse the mussels and set aside in the refrigerator.
In a pot large enough to fit and shake the mussels, quickly sauté the leeks and chilis over medium-high heat. Sauté for a few minutes until leeks soften, add the garlic and ginger and stir for one minute. Add the miso paste and incorporate with the vegetables. Deglaze the pan with lime juice then mix in the coconut milk.
Once the coconut milk has warmed up, add the mussels. Cover, shake, and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Stir the mussels again and replace the lid for another 5-8 minutes.
Serve the mussels in the soup with a spoon and / or lots of hearty bread.
Coconut Miso Mussels by Eat Up! Kitchen at https://eatup.kitchen/coconut-miso-mussels/