NEW ZEALAND MUSSELS SERVED 5 WAYS

Pesto, Garlic, Buffalo, Italiano, Diablo

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.

Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories128 kcal
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
  1. thaw out New Zealand Mussels and place on cookie sheet or baking dish
ITALIANO
  1. spoon marinara sauce on each mussel
  2. top with shredded mozzarella cheese
BUFFALO
  1. top each mussel with buffalo sauce
  2. add bleu cheese crumbles on top of sauce
PESTO
  1. spoon pesto on to mussel (pesto may be cut with olive oil if its too strong)
GARLIC
  1. Sautee chopped garlic lightly in melted butter (add parsley if using when done cooking)

  2. place in refrigerator and allow to firm up
  3. place mound of garlic butter on top of each mussel pressing in with your hand
DIABLO
  1. drizzle olive oil on top of mussels

  2. sprinkle with grated romano cheese and red pepper flakes
  3. Bake mussels in 400 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until cheese is fully melted
  4. Serve immediately