Steamed Mussels in Chinese Wine
Steamed Mussels in Chinese wine is a quick and easy dish to whip up at home. I bought 500 grams mussels at the supermarket for only S$1 during a quick sale when I made this recipe. Normally they will cost slightly over S$3 which is still inexpensive.
The cooking method is really easy. Just stir fry aromatic shallots and ginger in a wok, then add the cleaned mussels and Chinese wine (Shaoxing or Hua Tiao) to steam until the shells are opened. This is so easy, that I almost never order mussels or shell fish when I eat out, as eateries usually charge a premium for seafood. It is best to buy the mussels from the fresh market and cook this dish immediately. Try it out!
First posted in Oct 2009, Updated in Jan 2015.