Steamed Mussels in Black Bean Sauce

Steamed Mussels in Black Bean Sauce

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This is a very good looking meal with the mussels opened and arranged on the serving plate then the hot black bean sauce poured over the top.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 kg mussels
  • oil, for cooking
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.5 cm ginger, grated
  • 2 stalks spring onions, finely diced
  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon black bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons mussel juice or water
  • 1 pinch of sugar and pepper, to taste

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Clean the mussels under cold water and remove beards. Discard the dead and broken ones. Place mussels on a dish in a steamer and steam until they are opened.
  2. Heat a little oil in frypan and saute the garlic, ginger, spring onions, chilli and black beans.
  3. Stir and add the soy sauce, rice wine, mussel juice and season. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  4. When mussels are cooked, discard the top shell and arrange on serving platter.
  5. Pour the sauce over the mussels and serve hot.

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