When I have friends come over to watch a big game or just to socialize, I always try to find something fun to serve them. With the big game this weekend I think I came up with just the right dish, New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways!
My guests will be enjoying Buffalo Mussels, Garlic Mussels, Pesto Mussels, Mussels Italiano, and Mussels Diablo! Of course there are lots of other toppings to choose from , be creative and come up with your favorite toppings!
And if you don’t like mussels, these toppings will work well with Oysters or Clams!
- New Zealand Mussels on the half shell
- marinara sauce
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- your favorite buffalo sauce
- bleu cheese crumbles
- homemade or store bought pesto sauce
- melted butter
- chopped garlic
- chopped parsely optional to add color
- olive oil
- grated romano cheese
- red pepper flakes
thaw out New Zealand Mussels and place on cookie sheet or baking dish
spoon marinara sauce on each mussel
top with shredded mozzarella cheese
top each mussel with buffalo sauce
add bleu cheese crumbles on top of sauce
spoon pesto on to mussel (pesto may be cut with olive oil if its too strong)
Sautee chopped garlic lightly in melted butter (add parlsey if using when done cooking)
place in refrigerator and allow to firm up
place mound of garlic butter on top of each mussel pressing in with your hand
drizzle olive oil on top of mussel
sprinkle with grated romano cheese and red pepper flakes
Bake mussels in 400 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until cheese is fully melted
The video also shows how to make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Drunken Chicken Wings and Roasted Chic Peas.