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new zealand mussels with 5 different toppings on a white plate
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New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways

I love mussels and cooking them up a bunch of different ways only adds to the deliciousness!  Try my five toppings and create some of your own.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mussel recipes, new zealand mussels
Servings: 6
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

  • 30 New Zealand Mussels on the half shell defrosted

Italiano

  • 3 tbsp marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Romano cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp mozzarella cheese shredded

Buffalo

  • 3 tbsp your favorite buffalo sauce
  • 3 tbsp bleu cheese crumbles

Pesto

  • 3 tbsp homemade or store bought pesto sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Garlic

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley optional to add color
  • 1 tsp grated romano cheese

Diablo

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp grated romano cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes to taste
  • ¼ tsp granulated onion sprinkle on each mussel
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic sprinkle on each mussel
  • ¼ tsp sea salt sprinkle on each mussel

Instructions

  • thaw out New Zealand Mussels and place on cookie sheet or baking dish

Italiano

  • spoon marinara sauce on each mussel
  • sprinkle a little grated Romano cheese on top of the marinara
  • top with shredded mozzarella cheese

Buffalo

  • top each mussel with buffalo sauce
  • add bleu cheese crumbles on top of sauce

Pesto

  • spoon pesto on to mussel (pesto may be cut with olive oil if its too strong)
  • drizzle a little on each mussel after applying pesto

Garlic

  • Sautee chopped garlic lightly in melted butter
  • add romano cheese and parsley to the garlic butter after removing it from the stove top.
  • place the garlic butter in the refrigerator and allow it to firm up
  • place a mound of the garlic butter on top of each mussel pressing in with your hand

Diablo

  • drizzle olive oil on top of mussels
  • sprinkle with granulated garlic, granulated onion, grated romano cheese and red pepper flakes
  • Bake mussels in 400 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until cheese is fully melted
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg