I was visiting my mum and she made Ginataang Tahong or Mussels cooked in Coconut Milk for dinner, this dish is a common Filipino dish. I understand that mussels are abundant and cheap in coastal areas so a dish like this is a regular feature on the dining table.
I usually eat mussels with bread or fries, but since this a Filipino dish we enjoy this with rice.
1 kg fresh mussels, cleaned
1 regular can coconut milk
1 medium onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp ginger, cut in thin strips
1 cup chopped spinach
1 tbsp fish sauce
Chili, salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp cooking oil
Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot, saute the garlic, onion, and ginger
Pour-in the coconut milk and let it boil and thiken a bit.
Add, spinach, fish sauce, chili, and salt and pepper to taste
Put the mussels in the pot, stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the mussels open up
Serve with steamed rice or noodles. Share and enjoy!