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Stir Fried Mussels with Black Bean and Chilli Sauce

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese



  • 1 kg fresh New Zealand mussels
  • 5 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp salted black beans
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 4 pcs dried red chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • juice from 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • peanut oil


  1. In a pot place the mussels and 1 cup of water, cover and cook in high heat until shells open. Once cooked remove the mussels then set aside, reserve the liquid as well.
  2. In a wok add oil then stir fry garlic, red onion, ginger paste, dried red chillies, black beans and spring onions for 2 minutes
  3. Add the mussels and capsicum and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add wine, 1/3 cup of reserved liquid, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil stir fry until sauce thickens.
  5. Add lemon juice and coriander then serve.