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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: 128kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

  • 30 New Zealand Mussels on the half shell

Italiano

  • 2 tbsp marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese

Buffalo

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

Pesto

  • 2 tbsp homemade or store bought pesto sauce

Garlic

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley optional to add color

Diablo

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp grated romano cheese
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

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

Italiano

  • spoon marinara sauce on each mussel
  • 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)

Garlic

  • Sautee chopped garlic lightly in melted butter (add parsley 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

Diablo

  • drizzle olive oil on top of mussels
  • 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
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 153mg | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.7mg