Sunday, December 04, 2011

[Recipe] Shelled Mussels with Ginger and Spring Onions in Oyster Sauce


Shelled Mussels with Ginger and Spring Onions in Oyster Sauce
I saw some precooked frozen shelled mussels in the grocery yesterday and I thought of cooking some mussels in oyster sauce. It turned out quite nice so I'm sharing the recipe here. I suppose this would work even with fresh mussels on the shell but the cooking time and taste might vary. Fresh mussels tend to release juices when opening up while cooking that has a distinct taste that is sadly lacking from what I have made.


Ingredients:
500 grams precooked shelled mussels
Ginger about 2 fingers size, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch Spring Onion cut into 2 inch segments
1 small can of cut button mushrooms
5 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Ground black pepper to taste

Directions:
Thaw mussels and set aside. In a wok, heat vegetable oil and saute minced garlic until light brown. Add in the spring onion, ginger strips and mushrooms. Add the pepper and oyster sauce while continuously stirring. Add the mussels and stir until mussels are completely mixed in. Lower the flame and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm usually too scared to cook seafood but this looks simple enough. I'll have to try this one of these days.
When fresh mussels open, they're cooked, is that right?
-s

JEP said...

Yeah they are tightly closed when fresh (and alive) and they do crack open when cooked. But let it simmer for a few minutes and mix thoroughly so that the flavor from the sauce gets in the shells.

Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

Pwede ba tong gawing spicy Joel? Want to learn how to cook na talaga.

JEP said...

Yeah depende kung anong klaseng spicy ang gusto mo. For me I would put a dash of cayenne pepper but if you want more kick I think chili paste would work well for this recipe. About a Tablespoon or so.