Curried Mussels with Cilantro and Lime

Curried Mussels with Cilantro and Lime


Aphrodite emerged from the sea in a giant scallop shell and people were astounded by her beauty that they forgot where they were.

She is the goddess of love, beauty, fertility and desire which makes all seafood as one of the greatest aphrodisiacs of all time.

My first recipe’s main ingredient is mussels. Scientific studies show that there are chemical compounds in them that release sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.

I can’t really testify to this since I’m not 100% sure that my sex drive was on account of shellfish. My lover and I average to making monkey love 3-4 times a week, sometimes even twice a day. Although, I cook mussels every week, I can’t really confirm that our humping like rabbits come from that source. All I know is that we love eating mussels, oysters and all kinds of seafood. If he forgets where he is as soon as I erupt from the sheets naked and if the main course leads to dessert, then perhaps my cooking worked.



1k mussels – scrubbed and debearded (discard opened shells)

ginger – 1 root (minced)

garlic – 4 cloves (minced)

onion – 1 small bulb (sliced)

juice of 1 lime

coconut milk – 1 cup

curry powder – 1/4 cup

cilantro (chopped)

In one hot cauldron, pour in about 2 tbsp cooking oil and put in the ginger and stir ’til aromatic. Dump in the garlic and onions and stir ’til they sweat a little. Put in the shellfish, squeeze the lime juice and sautee. Pour the coconut milk and put lid on. Lower the fire when it starts to boil. Shower with curry powder and mix everything. Put lid back on and just let it steam ’til every piece of shell is open. Discard the ones that are still closed. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Sprinkle cilantro and enjoy over steaming white rice.

Eat with your hands to make the experience more sexual. Feed your lover and let him lick your fingers. Just don’t forget to wash them before this leads to the bedroom. Curry on your sheets is just not a pretty picture.

Hot Dish or Diss Dish?

Empty plates. Empty pot. Happy chef. I guess that’s how you spell success. I’m thinking that the power of mussels definitely kicked in since lover boy kept touching me in the most intimate parts. I totally spaced out after dinner since I had to do the dishes and ready our kid for bed which is why the after effects of the aphrodisiac was far from my mind. I’d bend a little to get something from the drawer for our little girl, and there my husband’s fingers were – pinching my nipples. So I’d stand straight up, glancing his way but he’d have a straight face. That didn’t stop me from smiling wickedly. But since our kid was still up ’til the wee hours of the morning and I had to get some shut eye for work tomorrow, no PC muscle contracted that night. There were just rolling around, touching, definite pressing and caressing but no intercourse.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m one satisfied disciple of Aphrodite. This recipe will definitely be under Hot Dish. First meal was a hit and I can’t wait for us to share our next meal together.

If you’re thinking of having a romantic night at home with your partner, you better try the curried mussels. You can add chili if you want things to get hotter than it is.

Have fun sizzlin’ things up!

Photo credits: Google

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