Mussels in Ginger Soup

For a recipe that’s unusual, sure to impress and easy to make, give this recipe for Mussels in Ginger Soup a try. It’s a crockpot recipe that will wow guests at any dinner party, and is absolutely bursting with flavour. You’re sure to enjoy it!



500g mussels

1 medium onion, sliced

2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2 thumb-sized fresh ginger, peeled and julienned (around 2 tsps)

3 plum tomatoes

2 tbsps fish sauce

2 tbsps vegetable oil

4 to 5 cups water

salt and pepper


© Pawel Strykowski |



- Submerge mussels in cold water for a good 30 minutes.

- Scrub shells and remove beard.

- In a sauce pot, heat vegetable oil.

- Saute onions, garlic and ginger until tender and aromatic.

- Add in tomatoes. Continue to cook and stir until tomatoes are softened.

- Mash tomatoes with back of spoon.

- Pour in fish sauce. Allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

- Pour in water. Bring to a gentle boil. Add in mussels.

- Continue to cook until shells open, discarding unopened mussels.

- Skim off any foam that accumulates on top.

- Season with salt and pepper.

- Turn off heat and allow steam to continue cooking spinach.

- Serve hot.


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