Sake Steamed Mussels #SundaySupper #SteamyKitchen #Giveaway

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is all about the newly released cookbook by Steamy Kitchen: Healthy Asian Favorites. If you’re a foodie, you’re certainly aware of Jaden Hair and her incredible blog, Steamy Kitchen, which she started in 2007 to share recipes with family and friends. Well, her little blog has blossomed into an impressive empire which includes cookbooks, her own oil plus numerous television appearances. This latest cookbook is full of quick, flavorful and healthy recipes. So many look irresistible ..seared ahi tuna, seared scallop salad, Asian slaw with wasabi-soy dressing are a few I must make. I cooked up her Sake Steamed Mussels this past Friday…it was a perfect Lenten meal and ready in a matter of minutes. I sliced some shallots, minced garlic and grated some ginger, added them to some dry white wine and brought the aromatic liquid to a boil. My only tweak was a generous pinch of salt. I tossed in the mussels, and in 5 minutes, dinner was ready. A sprinkle of fresh basil finished the dish. Now who wouldn’t want to be served this stunning bowl of seafood? Well, maybe not my hubby….but after 27 years, I’ve learned to deal with his food idiosyncrasies.

And I’m thrilled to be heading to Orlando in May to Jaden’s Food Blog Forum. This is the ultimate food bloggers’ conference and I am honored to be one of 100 bloggers who will be in attendance. I will try to remember my camera (duh!) this time and share this fantastic event with you all. Let me tell you, Florida sounds pretty inviting right now!

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Steamy Kitchen Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook

To purchase the cookbook and for more information, click here.

Join the Sunday Supper Team along with Jaden Hair today at 7 pm Eastern Time on twitter; just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag. We are giving away 20 copies of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook. You don’t want to miss tonight’s #SundaySupper Event! Scroll down to see how you can win!!!

Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:

Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup

Crispy Rice Patties

Thai Larb Lettuce Chicken Cups

Miso Cod

Sake Steamed Mussels

Salmon Honey Teriyaki

Korean Beef Bites

Mapo Tofu

And now YOU have a chance to win your very own copy of this marvelous cookbook. Here is how to enter to win. You must do both, #1 and #2, to have an eligible entry:

1. Tell me what your favorite Asian dish is in a comment below – AND – include your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8 pm Eastern time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013).

2. Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on twitter from 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013). Your tweet(s) must contain the #SundaySupper hashtag.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email. Note: Giveaway open for United States residents only. Contest ends on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8pm Eastern Time.

Sake Steamed Mussels…#SundaySupper, #SteamyKitchen

  • Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair (copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc)
  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 1 1/2 cups sake or dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 shallot (sliced into very thin rings)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  1. Scrub the mussels under cool water, discarding any with broken or cracked shells.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan, deep soup pot, or wok over high heat with the sake, ginger, garlic, and shallots . When the mixture comes to a boil, add the mussels and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mussels open.
  3. Toss in the basil and serve immediately.
  4. Serves 4.






Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites for my review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Congratulations on the honorable Orlando invite, Liz =)

    Congratulations too on another delectable looking Sunday Supper. I want to say “I know” the mussels are fantastic. Sake and ginger are some of the best enhancers of so many dishes.

    Congratulations, too, is what I’d like to hear upon winning my own copy of Jaden Hair’s Healthy Asian Favorites =) One of my favorite Asian (Japanese) dishes is onigiri (rice balls) with ume-boshi (pickled plum.) My Twitter handle is @NinjaBaking.

  2. What gorgeous images!
    I love the idea of preparing mussels this way. So light and healthy. I will have to keep a look out for the book as I am in Australia and not eligible for the giveaway 🙁

  3. I have never known how to take a proper photo of thse mussels…your clicks are beautiful.
    It looks very tasty!

  4. I used to make huge pots of these for my step kids even though I don´t like shellfish. But never with ginger. The flavors are so good Liz! I imagine the wonderful broth that comes out of it.

  5. How lucky of you to get tickets to Jaden’s food blog forum. It sold out so fast.
    And oh how the mussels look so good. I’m making them really soon.

  6. Cute plates you put these on! Steamed mussels are a favorite of mine but I’ve never made them myself. It seems easy enough so I might have to try it! The flavors sound incredible in this one.

  7. Lucky you to be able to attend the FBF conference. I can’t attend
    the Twitter chat tonight, so I’m ineligible. Jaden was the first personality
    I encountered on Twitter and I was impressed w/ how generous she is
    (And that she followed back). I enjoy following her blog and IG posts. Have
    fun tonight.

  8. These mussels look so good! I can’t wait to try this recipe in Jaden’s book. Your photos are absolutely lovely!

  9. I love mussels, they make for a great dinner because they cook up so fast! I want to have a few friends over and make this dish.

    And I love those little leaf plates, super cute!

  10. Congrats to you for being one of 100 bloggers at the conference! How I wish I could attend such a conference, but I’m in Turkey! These mussels look so appetizing and pictures are stunning! We have mussels in turkish cuisine too, but just the stuffed version. We stuff it with rice and spices and squeeze a few drops of lemon in it while eating. It is mostly a summer food and I love to enjoy lots of stuffed mussels on the beach!
    I must try Jaden’s version to make a change this summer! Thanks for sharing it!

  11. Congrats on your invite to the conference-it sounds fun and important. Wish I could travel with you!

    Your mussels look beautiful.


  12. I love mussels, but always prepare them with white wine and parsley, the French way. Sake mussels have been on my cooking list for ages (it’s quite popular in Japan), but somehow I keep on sticking to the old recipe. Your mussels look all plump, juicy and delicious.

  13. I could probably eat all of those mussels myself…gorgeous!

  14. I was already dying to try this beautiful recipe and now that I saw your post and beautiful photography.. running out to get mussels!

  15. What a beautiful plate of mussels! They sound fabulous.

    And so cool to hear that you’ll be in FL for the FBF conference! I’ll be there too 🙂

  16. Beautiful presentation!!! These mussels look fantastic!!!

  17. This recipe is definitely on my short-list…mussels are my hubs absolute favorite thing! They look amazing, Liz.

  18. We LOVE mussels and those look incredible. Did you get them at Kona’s? I have a feeling this would be great with shrimp too. And, that I have in the freezer 🙂 Even though I don’t twitter – I’m craving chicken and celery stir fry. Can’t remember the Asian name but it’s amazing!

  19. That looks like an amazing cookbook Liz, I would love to win it! And what an incredible opportunity to go to that great conference, and only with 100 people, congratulations! Now that I have my trusty iPhone, I’m never without a camera! I hardly ever break out my Canon Rebel anymore.
    My favourite Asian dish, that’s a really tough one, I have so many! The one we had for dinner in Friday night is the Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with freshly ground turkey breast; the fresh flavours translate perfectly into a salad the following day! But then again I do love the Singapore Slaw (aka 19 ingredient slaw) which works so well as a base for a variety of healthy proteins (my favourite pairing is a skinless BBQ’d whole chicken rubbed with herbes en Provence and garlic!).
    My twitter handle is @citichix

  20. I love mussels, but have never thought to use sake as the cooking medium. Great idea! I’ll definitely have to try this – wonderful looking recipe. Thanks so much.

  21. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Incredibly beautiful photos as always… and wow, what a recipe! Basil, garlic, sake, ginger, shallots? Alll my favorite flavors, and can’t wait to try with mussels!

    My fav. dish is Mongolian Beef and Twitter is @GourmetDrizzles

  22. HA! I love it!! There’s no way my wife would ate this either… but I deal. 🙂 Your photos are absolutely amazing, too!!!

    My favorite dish is Vegetarian Hot & Soup Soup, but after today I think I might have to try the tofu-mushroom miso… I just might have a new favorite! @FF2FFBlog

  23. Jessica | Cajunlicious says:

    Lizzie I never thought about using Sake before….always used chardonnay. Your pictures are beautiful!

  24. I have so many favorite Asian foods and miss making so many of them as when I lived in Japan I had easy access to all the wonderful flavors and foods available. One of my favorites is cold soba noodles served with wasabi and scallions.

  25. I forgot to put my twitter name – @frogger097

  26. Your mussels look delicious, I love the flavors!

  27. I’m not a mussel fan either, but your photos and description may even convert me!

  28. I can’t wait until May!!! These mussels look incredible, my husband is a huge mussels fan, and he would love them!

  29. These were wonderful, weren’t they? I loved ’em!

  30. these mussels are gorgeous! they sound like such a wonderful meal!

  31. Liz,
    wow, your mussels look amazing! And congrats on attending Jaden’s Food Blog Forum. I have no idea what this is. . but it sounds awesome! 🙂

  32. Carol Yemola says:

    I absolutely love Chicken & Broccoli over Fried Rice! Could eat it everyday! @CarolYemola

  33. I adore steamed mussels, Liz. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in the house that likes this kind of seafood otherwise i’d be making this recipe in a heartbeat. It sounds amazing.

  34. One of my favorite asian dishes is a homestyle dish, tomato and eggs. This is one of the first stir fry dishes children in China learn to cook. It is very easy and very tasty to make. Another favorite are the baked stuffed meat buns which Yin Fei lo calls Beijing buns in her book. Those are fantastic snacks but dangerous to the waist line. My twitter handle is MyKitchenandI. I am blogging about Asian foods all year long, so obviously would love to win this cookbook. 😉

  35. Suzanne miller says:

    I may have left previous comment don’t know if it went through. Love your yummy input on tonight’s chat

  36. This looks awesome. I LOVE mussels!

  37. Hotly Spiced says:

    What a lovely looking cookbook. I cook Asian quite often as I love the flavours. Congrats on being selected to attend the conference; I’m sure it will be really worthwhile and DO remember to pack your camera! xx

  38. carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    One of my absolute favorites…YUMMM!!! Gorgeous photos, Liz!!!

  39. Seriously yummy dish Liz. My dad was a huge seafood guy and mussels were a particular favourite of his. We had them in the house often.

  40. YUMM!!! I’ve never used mussels before for sake steamed clams. This will be a nice new twist to my regular dish!

  41. Gorgeous mussels my friend 😀


  42. Beautiful dish Liz, and congrats on your Florida adventure!

  43. Nice bowl of mussel. Have fun visiting Florida. One day I hope to make it to the conference.

  44. I have never tried these but want too since I like clams, Jaden is a great cook so I know these are yummy. Your photos look great!

  45. Love mussels Lizzy!

  46. I have just recently become a fan of mussels and can’t seem to get enough of them. I love this recipe and if I can find some – I will be giving this a try!

  47. Love Steamy Kitchen and her recipes. This looks amazing. 🙂

  48. You lucked out with some plump, amazing looking mussels! I bet this was a great meal.

  49. Liz, I have cooked many recipes with mussels but certainly never tried adding sake to my mussels – it sounds so intriguing. What a wonderful presentationof a fabulous recipe!

  50. Lizzy,
    My husband would love this recipe! He loves seafood and he had mussels tonight.

  51. I am looking at this dish that you created. . . wow! In my opinion, you cooked it and presented it much better than the version in the book. Nicely done, Liz! 🙂


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