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Green Shell Mussels Soup


Green Mussels (Tahong) Soup - Healthty and tasty broth made out of green mussels, ginger, onion, spinach leaves and seasoning.

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Green Mussels Soup Ingredients

  • 1 kilo green mussels (tahong); cleaned and washed
  • 1 root ginger; crushed
  • 1 onion; sliced
  • 1 bundle spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water

Green Mussels Soup Cooking Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil, then add the mussels, ginger, and onion.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When shells of the mussels are opened, add the spinach leaves.
  4. Balance seasoning, cover, and simmer.
  5. Cook until done.

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Comments (7)

this dish is good for lactating moms also. So refreshing because of the ginger. Add few stalks of lemon grass and you get a healthy and delicious dish, soup and drink in one!!
#7 - jecilda - 05/30/2013 - 23:16
good recipe... i make my soup with malunggay leaves as variation.
#6 - ria - 10/05/2011 - 07:00
In the Philippines, salabat is commonly used by old folks to cure flue or colds. Ernie Baron, a Filipino broadcaster who love to answer anything under the sun, once define it as a tea made of ginger with little sugar.


fresh ginger
brown sugar


Pound 2 inches of fresh ginger.Boil in 4 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar for 7-8 minutes.
#5 - baron munchausen - 08/12/2011 - 07:05
So, what's salabat anyway? PLEASE someone answer my burning question.......
#4 - Daniel Aguilar - 08/12/2011 - 00:01
salabat is ginger tea.
#3 - nalwin - 08/25/2010 - 21:53
what is salabat?
#2 - dolby - 08/09/2010 - 12:58
i love this recipe...delicous! parang humihigop ka ng salabat na may lasang tahong at spinach. healthy! ty po.
#1 - jocelyn palmera - 08/08/2010 - 11:42
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