Green Curry Clams & Mussels

August 2, 2020  —  Written by Chris 

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My family doesn’t care for seafood or spicy food, but sometimes I need to make something just for me. And this is a forever favorite.

Next time you have an evening to yourself, or a like-minded friend coming over for casual conversation, give this dish a whirl. So much flavor, easy to make, but presents like a major deal.

Green Curry Clams & Mussels

An easy recipe to enjoy with friends alongside pleasant conversation, or by yourself because sometimes that's important, too.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: clams, dairy free, seafood


  • 1.5 cups coconut cream Mae Ploy brand is my favorite
  • 2 stalks lemongrass smashed a bit with hand or back of a knife
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1-3 Thai chilis sliced
  • 2 tbsp green curry paste
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb mussels cleaned
  • 3 lbs clams cleaned
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  • Heat a grill (or oven) to 450 (medium high). In a bowl whisk together everything but the clams, mussels, basil, and lemon juice. Put the clams and mussels in a small cast iron pot and pour the mix over top. Grill for 45-60 minutes. If using the oven, plan for 30-45 minutes.
  • Remove from grill, add the fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon juice, toss to coat. Enjoy with grilled garlic bread.

What do you think?

  1. maria says:

    Hola me podeis mandar la receta de la salsa mejicana gracias

  2. Angie says:

    Yum! This looks delicious but is the cook time correct? Mussels and clams usually steam open in less than 10 minutes? Thanks for verifying— I’d love to try this recipe!

  3. Arli says:

    That looks soooooooo delicious!

  4. Erin Marchlewski says:

    Thank you for this post! I looove mussels, but don’t know how to make them taste gourmet and delicious! I’ve been afraid to order them in restaurants since a 2017 incident, in which I quickly realized the entire batch tasted (in the grossest corners of my imagination) like bare feet freshly peeled out of sweaty socks. Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Marcelli says:

    Delicious, i want this! hmmm

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