Spicy Mussels With Cauliflower, Basil and Lime

Spicy Mussels With Cauliflower, Basil and Lime

This recipe is by Melissa Clark and takes 30 minutes. Tell us what you think of it at The New York Times - Dining - Food.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut the cauliflower into small 1/2-inch florets; dice the stems. (You should have about 2 cups; save any extra for another purpose.)
  2. Step 2

    In a large pot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the cauliflower, shallots, chiles, garlic and a large pinch kosher salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Add the mussels to the pot. Cover and cook over medium-high until most mussels have opened, 7 to 10 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels.
  4. Step 4

    Stir in basil and lime juice. Season with kosher salt. Serve immediately, with crusty bread for soaking up juices.