Closed: Mint Masala Mussels & Giveaway Competition

A couple of months back I attended an “Evening of Flavour” event run by Loyd Grossman sauces, chef John Quilter – aka the “Food Busker,” and food trends agency The Food People. The event was held at the Underground Cookery School, where we explored upcoming food and flavour trends. At the start of the event we sipped on espresso martini’s, while learning about the key trends for 2014-15. These included small plate dining, Persian, Israeli, and Greek food, food mash-ups, and dude food. John Quilter created several dishes for us to sample, with one key ingredient, a range of Loyd Grossman’s cooking sauces. The Korean Fried Chicken, Lobster Thermidor Mac & Cheese, and Iberian Pork Schnitzel were my favourites from the evening.

Recently, I was sent a sample of Loyd Grossman’s newest product, MINT MASALA, to trial and create a recipe. Feeling inspired from the event I had previously attended, I decided to create steamed mussels in a MINT MASALA sauce. The subtle flavours in the new MINT MASALA sauce, in addition to the sweetness in the tomatoes, go perfectly with the delicate flavour of mussels. And it is ready in less than 15 minutes, so what’s not to love? The recipe is provided below, and you too can get your hands on this limited edition sauce, available in stores from mid-November. I am also running a competition for two lucky winners a chance to win this limited edition sauce, along with other goodies (see below for more details).

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Competition

The Spicy Pear is offering two of its readers a chance to win an exclusive curry pack. For your chance to win, all you need to do is like The Spicy Pear Facebook page (click here),  Follow @thespicypears and @LoydFood on Twitter, and leave a comment below telling us what you would create with your limited edition MINT MASALA sauce. Please ensure you leave a valid email address with your comment.

The hamper includes essential items to create the perfect Indian takeaway at home, including the new Loyd Grossman Limited edition MINT MASALA sauce, the Loyd Grossman classic Tikka sauce, a recipe card, Loyd Grossman Naan Bread, rice, and a Balti dish.

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to all readers over 18, residing in England.
  • Closing date of the competition is Friday 28th November 2014 at 23:59.
  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • Two lucky winners will be chosen using random number generator, and will be notified by email on Monday 1st December. If the winners do not respond within 48 hours of the email, new winners will be selected at random
  •  The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for a cash alternative or any other prize.

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Mint Masala Mussels

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Mussels, cleaned and debarred, with any closed shells discarded
  • 1 banana shallot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 3 tablespoons double cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • half a jar of Loyd Grossman MINT MASALA sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coriander leaves for garnish

Method

  • Place a large sauce pan on medium heat and heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and shallots and sauté until they softened. Add the wine and simmer for a minute, then add the mussels and the cream, cover with lid, and steam until most of the shells have opened (will take around 5 minutes). Get rid of any mussels that haven’t opened.
  • In the meantime, heat the mint masala sauce in a smaller saucepan.
  • When the mussels are ready, put on a bowl and place a spoonful of mint masala sauce on each mussel. Garnish with coriander and serve with naan bread.

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158 Comments

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    sandy7sand

    I would love to make a paneer dish with the mint masala sauce. a new twist to our paneer gravy with this new sauce – PANEER MINT MASALA.

    • Posted November 14, 2014

      Raj Awasti

      Spicy capsicum & prawn dish with oodles of coriander!

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    samantha scrimshaw

    a lovely veggie curry yum yum!

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Sylvia

    I’m not the biggest fan of mussels but would deffo try them 😀 Love those sauces!

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    maxine kirk

    Lamb and Mint Masala slow cooked seved with fresh basmati rice with chopped fresh mint and a swirl of plain yogurt
    Maxine.kirk1@ntlworld.com

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    CAROLINE WATSON

    i would love to make a lamb curry with these sauces

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Sam Williams

    I’d try making a garlic chicken mint masala

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Neil Firth

    Have to leave it to my wife – she’s the wizard with sauces and curries

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    iain

    never tried mussels so far

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Andrew Petrie

    With the mint the only thing I would want to do is a lamb curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Tracey Belcher

    I would love to try this – I would like to try a vegetable curry with this or even just okra would be lovely and delicious.

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    denise

    I think I would try the mint masala mussels as they look absolutely divine and it would be something new and exciting to try

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Eva Vida

    I would make a dish with fish or seafood

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Debbie Skerten

    I think this is crying out for prawns and peas. I would just do something very simple and finally chop a shallot, saute, add prawns, peas and the sauce and then I would add roughly chopped corriander to finish. Simple but tasty.

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    kazza ham

    It would have to be lamb mint masala chops

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    marilyn winstone

    spicey hot lamb curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Susan Smith

    Lamb Curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Gill Barwood

    I love curry and I love mussels, so I would use the recipe and make the delicious Mint Masala Mussels

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Rick Carr

    A nice chicken mint masala

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Rebecca Townsend

    Some sort of lamb dish, like lamb curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Victoria thomas

    I would make homemade lamb burgers smothered in mint masala sauce and crisp salad leaves.

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    julia king

    I think I would try marinated lamb kebabs

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Heather Macklin

    Slow-cooked lamb curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Jack

    I’d make a lovely delicate vegetarian curry with garden peas mixed with the mint sauce. My email- jackhalford.artist@gmail.com

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    julie laing

    lamb curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    lucy higgins

    I would make gorgeous lamb kebabs and pour the sauce over them, served with a yoghurt and cucumber dip and boiled rice

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Phil Morris

    I know it’s ‘safe’, but it has to be a lamb curry. Slow cooked to keep the flavours delicate.

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    lorraine dunne

    love chicken curry

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Susan

    Love mussels

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Steve Jones

    would have to be chicken for me with mushroom pilau rice. and of course onion and mushroom bhaji side order . and i nice and fruity rose wine

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    julie booth

    Marinated spicy lamb kofta

  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Abigail Cullen

    I would try turkey with this mint masala sauce.

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    lisa day

    A chicken tikka masala would be lovely to make with this kit.

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    simon hackett

    A nice chicken lamb shish kebab platter and bit of sauce made in to a dip to use with pakoras onion bhajis and samosas with on a fresh salad

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    andy donohue

    fish masala dish, could happily eat it all day everyday and never get tired of it :)

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Amanda Deacon

    I’m allergic to all shell fish

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Jane Willis (@janesgrapevine)

    My dish would be a fusion dish, traditional English summer flavours turned into a curry! Cubes of lamb cooked in the sauce with tiny new potatoes and some fresh peas added for the last few minutes.

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    lorraine rogers

    I would slow cook lamb in the sauce accompanied by either rice of pasta yummy

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    elizabeth ferguson

    lamb or cicken are the nicest meats to curry.
    i like fish curry, but mine always disintergrates.

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Stewart Osborn

    Chicken Tikka Masala x

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Garry

    I’m allergic to mussels, but would really fancy a Lamb mint masala

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Anita Jarman

    anything with califlower, potato & spinich !!! mmmmmmmm yummy

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    emma frost

    I love vegetable curry so I’d do that to start with… Yummy

  • Posted November 7, 2014

    laura stewart

    i would make a chicken curry

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Alison Bruce

    I love seafood so I would make a curry with seafood. I’ve never had mussels in a curry so there is a first time for everything!

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Maxine

    I think it would be great served with paneer and a garlic naan bread, with some tomato and onion pickle on the side

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Emma Ferguson

    I would try to make a lamb curry 😉

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    lilmonster2013

    Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi!

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Lindsi Cole

    Lamb curry with basmati rice and raita

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    sobia naseer

    I would experiment with this by adding some to a lamb biryani

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Nick Hopkins

    I would make a lovely vegetable curry

    @NickHopkins1234

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    lynn heath

    I would use some delicious king prawns with the mint masala

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Hekna

    I think it would have to be mint masala lamp chops.

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Bry

    Chicken Curry – yum yum

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    theresa cooke

    I would try a make Lamb kebabs with rice and naan bread

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Francesca Marie Smith

    I would do a minted Lamb, Potato and Pea curry. NOM!

  • Posted November 8, 2014

    Rebecca Evans

    Slow cooked Mint Masala Lamb Shanks for a spiced up classic…salivating already! :-)

  • Posted November 9, 2014

    Tracey Woods

    Love the veggie curry

  • Posted November 9, 2014

    Lyla

    It would have to be a lamb curry – delicious

  • Posted November 9, 2014

    Sue Wickins

    mint masala lamb chops

  • Posted November 9, 2014

    sarah archibald

    I’d probably make a veggie curry, or as everybody else has said, lamb. I can’t imagine how the sauce would taste..would definitely like to try it.

  • Posted November 9, 2014

    Keith Daniels

    I would try the Mussels, love trying different foods.

  • Posted November 10, 2014

    cathyj

    i would use it with chicken, sounds delicious

  • Posted November 10, 2014

    Barbara Bunning

    I would make lamb kebabs with coriander rice and pitta bread

  • Posted November 10, 2014

    Rachel Towers

    A lamb curry with thin strips of root ginger served with basmati rice.

  • Posted November 10, 2014

    Lisa Slyfield

    Lamb tikka masala would be a good place to start with my limited curry cooking skills :)

  • Posted November 10, 2014

    Louise Asekokhai

    Tandoori lamb chops x

  • Posted November 11, 2014

    Karen Durrant

    Would love to try this added to the Butter Chicken curry dish I make

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    whatshouldihavefordinner

    We love curry but takeaways are often very expensive. This would give us a cance to make curry at home without the massive cost!

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Tracy

    Slow cooked Lamb curry x

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Laura Copeland

    I would love to try this with a tikka masala curry..maybe lamb instead of chicken x

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Louise Jane Martin

    Spicy Lamb Curry

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Annette Benjamin

    I absolutely love the sound of this sauce and I would use succulent prawns with the sauce to make a delicious curry for my family.

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Jean Cass

    We would try the Mint Masala with mussels – my family love them

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    michelle banks

    chicken korma x

  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Catherine Craig

    Crown of lamb

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Jo Carroll

    A Lamb Curry sounds delicious :)

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Delyth Earp

    A Lamb Curry

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Stuart @treyeathlete

    A spicy lamb and aubergine curry.

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Hazel Lemar

    I would make a potato and pea curry with the mint and masala sauce.

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Nicola Holland

    I’d add it to grilled gammon chunks lying on a bed of some mixed vegetable rice.

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Tobys proud mummy

    I would make a Spicy Prawn Mint Masala with peas yummy just love curry @roseytraveller

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Carol Phile

    Chicken curry

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Sarah Davies

    Lamb mince with new potatoes and peas mint masala

  • Posted November 13, 2014

    Hayley Evans

    Ooh lamb and mint Masala with basmati rice and plain naan

  • Posted November 14, 2014

    Alexandra Blue

    sounds good with chicken, potatoes and peas

  • Posted November 14, 2014

    christy beckett

    Lamp chops covered in the sauce with new potatoes and veg x

  • Posted November 14, 2014

    stevie carver

    i would love to try a lamb dish with these

  • Posted November 14, 2014

    mike g

    a slow roasted lamb dish!

  • Posted November 15, 2014

    jacquiturner

    Marinated chicken with sauce.

  • Posted November 15, 2014

    Simon Ward

    Lamb curry

  • Posted November 16, 2014

    Stephanie Dunmore

    I would try the mint masala mussels recipe, sounds delicious

  • Posted November 16, 2014

    Sinead

    A vegetable masala, with whatever vegetables are in season

  • Posted November 16, 2014

    Allan Wilson

    It would have to be a Lamb curry

  • Posted November 17, 2014

    Natalie White

    I would use it in a lamb curry! The mussels do look delicious though. Following as @NatalieWhite91

  • Posted November 17, 2014

    Maxine Owen

    I would make a chicken curry

  • Posted November 19, 2014

    Sharon M

    Something with lamb, onions and potatoes, all of which would be groovy with the mint flavour.

  • Posted November 19, 2014

    steve cooper

    I would make a dish Prawns

  • Posted November 20, 2014

    Heidi Dugdale

    Tikka lamb and mint would be divine :)

  • Posted November 20, 2014

    Rhiannon Talbot

    Cook a big curry for my colleagues in RAF in Search and Rescue, to say thank you for all their hard work!

  • Posted November 20, 2014

    lynne collins

    lamb Curry with this sauce would be Heavenly

  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Gwen Maynard

    I would make lamb kebabs using the sauce as a marinade.

  • Posted November 22, 2014

    David C

    I think lamb curry with mint will be fab 😛

  • Posted November 22, 2014

    ann clements

    I think I would make a lamb curry

  • Posted November 22, 2014

    Kate Deakin

    I’d do a dish with okra – love it.

  • Posted November 22, 2014

    Lucia Jefferson

    something with fish :)

  • Posted November 23, 2014

    Kat Glynn

    Mmm yummy Lamb Curry x

  • Posted November 23, 2014

    Ian Sanderson

    Sweet Potato Curry

  • Posted November 23, 2014

    thedrummergirl

    Would do some sort of fish dish

  • Posted November 24, 2014

    Neil Bradley

    It’s got to be my father in law’s legendary 7 hour lamb.

  • Posted November 25, 2014

    Julia Linsley

    On a white fish to make a Goan Style Fish Curry

  • Posted November 25, 2014

    Zoe G

    i want to try the mussels of course!

  • Posted November 25, 2014

    nichola armstrong

    chicken/lamb tikka tandoori style

  • Posted November 25, 2014

    anniealmond

    I would love to try a fish curry with the Mint Masala, so something sturdy like prawns or cod

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    elaine stokes

    I would make a prawn and salmon curry with the Mint Masala

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    kristin burdsall

    My family love lamb but i always struggle to find something tasty and exciting to do with the Sunday left overs. Im sure i could come up with something to please everyone with this!

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    Kim Styles

    I would make a Prawn and Apple Tikka Masala – with the Mint masala it is scrumptious!!!

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    Sam roulson

    Acveg curry for my daughter

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    olivia280177

    I would try this recipe if I won – we also love lamb in curries so I would maybe do a lamb curry aswell.

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    Laura Walker

    Spiced lamb chops with this sauce drizzled over with pilau rice

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    colin weston

    a monkfish and langoustine mint masala for me – wonders of the sea combined with wonderful spices

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    Janet T

    Lamb curry I can’t get enough lamb curry. Would be fabulous with the mint and some basmati rice.

  • Posted November 26, 2014

    Jackie chapman

    Lamb curry, gorgeous!

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Lisa

    I would make a King prawn curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Jess Powell

    Sounds great – I’d make curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    IZZY

    a lamb curry x x x

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Dinah Butcher

    Lamb kebabs dripping in mint masala sauce, yum yum!

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    adrian price

    I`d make a lamb masala—with salt marsh lamb

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Rebecca Powell

    I would make a veggie curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    MANDIE TAPLIN

    Would add paneer, mushrooms and spinach to the sauce for tasty veggie curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Sam Bresnahan

    I would make a lamb and sweet potato mint masala with garlic naan bread.

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    simon hardy

    I dont like fish curry so I think a nice Lamb curry would be beautiful!!

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Bernadette Willis

    a lamb curry would be perfect

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Natalie Wilson

    With the lloyds grossman mint masala I would make a lamb curry (hold the banana 😉

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Amy Cray

    chicken curry :)

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Katie

    I don’t eat lamb so would probably use the sauce for something involving chickpeas :)

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Linda Hill

    I would get my husband to make a delicious lamb curry – his forte!

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Chris Fletcher

    I’d make a pea and paneer curry with this fresh vibrant sauce! It would be delicious!

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Greig spencer

    lamb mint masala

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Alice Hindley

    I would make a vegetable curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Emma Davies

    I’d make a King Prawn Mint Masala with onion fried rice

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Nicola Holland

    A delicious prawn masala curry :)

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Vicky11

    Spicy seafood curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    kerryannstanley

    veggie curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    Michelle Wild

    Interesting mussel recipe I’d go for that.

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    gina8881

    lamb vegetable curry

  • Posted November 27, 2014

    philip hole

    a spicy lamb curry

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Sarah Parker

    I would make a lovely chicken curry :)

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Dee Sherwood Wallace

    It would add Paneer and Peas to make a masala vegetarian curry

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    carrie-ann pierce

    A chicken mint masala sounds delicious

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    LEE HARDY

    A fantastic chicken curry.

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    amy webb

    King prawn and mushroom mint masala

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    angela brooks

    prawn curry

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Katie Walden Hall

    A veggie curry – I don’t eat seafood! :(

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Tracey F

    Spicy chicken curry

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Natalie White

    I would make a delicious Lamb Masala curry with a home-made garlic naan :) x

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Emma Beckett

    I would add this to some lamb

  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Jeremy Andrews

    I like the idea of making some Korean chicken with the sauce.

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