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Phillipine Style Mussel Soup

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The broth is the bomb, try this!  A great way to enjoy mussels without butter.

  • 2lb mussels
  • One stalk lemongrass
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp pepper & salt
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Sandbar Sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cups lightly packed spinach
  • 3 tbsp lime juice


In a heavy saucepan, sauté shallots until golden.  Add garlic, and fry until golden.  Cut lemongrass in 2-inch pieces, and add along with diced fresh tomatoes and sauté until softened, about 2 minutes.  Stir in water, Sandbar Sauce, and fish sauce, bring to a boil.  Add mussels, and cook until open. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice and salt.  Dig in!  

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