Belgian Curry Mussels Hr 2

Belgian Curry Mussels with Frites

Belgian Curry Mussels with Frites

By: Georgia Harding

Mussels are a staple in Belgium and they are traditionally served with crunchy fries (frites). They are most often cooked French-style but can also be found cooked a multitude of ways, including curried.



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  • 1kg potatoes, washed & cut into fries
  • 2 tbsp ghee or olive oil
  • 2kg mussels
  • 3 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 leek or red onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 150mL bone broth
  • 270mL coconut milk
  • Juice 1 lime
  • ½ bunch coriander, finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan-forced). Place the ghee on a large oven tray and heat in the oven while it’s preheating.
  • Toss the potatoes in the hot fat and arrange in a single layer on your baking tray. Bake for 30–40 mins until golden and crunchy.
  • Now place the leek or onion, garlic and ginger in a small pot with the butter and sauté over a low heat for a couple of mins.
  • Add the spices, bone broth and coconut milk and simmer for 20 mins, taking care not to boil.
  • Meanwhile, rinse the mussels in cold water and make sure they have the beard removed. Place in a large pot with ¼ cup of water (just enough to thinly cover the bottom of the pan) and cover with a lid.
  • 5 mins before the sauce is ready, place the mussels on a high heat. Check after 4–5 mins that they have opened. If not, replace the lid for one more min and check again.
  • Add the lime juice and coriander to the sauce and mix through.
  • Once most of the mussels are open, drain in a colander.
  • Place back in the pot and pour over the sauce.
  • Remove the frites from the oven and serve immediately.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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