When you steam off a pile of mussels they release a hearty broth that forms the base of soups all over the world.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
3 lbs Mussels
3 cups water
1 tbsp Sriracha
1 pinch salt
1 spoonful sugar
1 lime Juice only
1 small bunch Cilantro (stems removed)
Place mussels into a large pot with a tight fitting lid and add the water, Sriracha, salt and sugar. Cover with the lid and steam the mussels until they have all opened. Discard any unopened mussels. Squeeze in the limejuice and cilantro leaves just prior to serving.
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