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Asian Salsa on NZ Greenshell™ Mussels

Cooking time: 30

Cooking method: Steam


  • 24 New Zealand Greenshell™ mussels, half shell
  • salsa
  • 1OOg finely diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1tbsp finely minced garlic
  • 1tbsp finely minced ginger
  • 1 finely minced chilli
  • ½tbsp sesame oil
  • ½tbsp fish sauce
  • juice and zest of a lime
  • 2tbsp fresh chopped coriander
  • 2tbsp chopped green onion
  • 6 water chestnuts, peeled and diced
  • black sesame seeds

Cooking instructions

  1. Steam the mussels until just cooked, set aside and allow to cool.
  2. For ease in eating, carefully slide a paring knife under the mussel meat to loosen the shell from the abductor muscle, placing the loose meat back onto the shell.
  3. Mix salsa ingredients together and spoon onto mussels.
  4. Garnish with ground back sesame seeds.

Image and recipe courtesy Nurtured Seafood