Kūtai Chowder

Kūtai Chowder

A quick and easy, delicious kūtai dish.


24 kūtai
1 Tbsp oil
1 clove garlic, diced
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp curry powder
2 rīwai, peeled and grated
1 cup fish or vegetable stock
1 cup light evaporated milk
handful parsley, chopped


  1. Steam mussels until they open, discard the ones that do not open.
  2. Remove the cooked mussels from the shell. Cut the mussels in half.
  3. Heat a fry pan add the oil. Add the garlic, onions and curry powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped mussels, potatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the milk, parsley and simmer for 3 minutes.