Phillipine style mussel soup

Philipine Mussel Soup

The broth is the bomb, try this!  A great way to enjoy mussels without butter.

  • 2lb mussels
  • One stalk lemongrass
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp pepper & salt
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Sandbar Sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cups lightly packed spinach
  • 3 tbsp lime juice


In a heavy sauce pan, sautee shallots until golden.  Add garlic, and fry until golden.  Cut lemongrass in 2" pieces, and add along with diced fresh tomatoes and sautee until softened, about 2 minutes.

Stir in water, Sandbar Sauce, and fish sauce, bring to a boil.  Add mussels, and cook until open. 

Remove from heat, stir in lime juice and salt.  Dig in!