Grilled Mussels With Hot Bean Sauce
2 lb fresh mussels
1 lemon
3 tablespoon fish sauce nuc-mam
1 vietnamese (or thai)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 dried hot red pepper
1 grind to paste\or 1t powder
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon water

1. Clean and scrub the mussels as shown in class.

2. While mussels are draining, prepare sauce: Blend garlic and red peppers into a paste. Add juice of 1 lemon, 3 tb fish sauce, 1 tb sugar, and finally, 2 tb water.

3. Preheat broiler.

4. Place clean, dry mussels in a single layer on a baking sheet.

5. Broil mussels just until they are all open and aromatic.

6. Remove from broiler and serve with rice. Dip mussels into sauce to eat.

Yield: 4 appetizer

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