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Mussels with Macadamia, Chive and Citrus Kelp Crust

Cooking time: 20


  • 250g macadamia nuts (sliced and toasted)
  • 10g lemon kelp seasoning (or substitute with lemon pepper and wakame)
  • zest (fine) of 1 orange
  • 6 chive spears (finely cut)
  • 150g butter (softened)
  • 12 New Zealand Greenshell™ mussels, half shell
  • lemon wedges (optional)

Cooking instructions

  1. Combine macadamia nuts, lemon kelp seasoning, orange zest and chives in a bowl and mix well, add butter and mix to combine.
  2. Loosen the mussel meat from the shell for ease of service. Top the mussel with the crust, evenly covering the mussel meat.
  3. Toast the crusted mussels under a hot grill (or bake in a hot oven) until the crust is toasted and the mussel is hot (1-2 minutes). Serve hot (optional garnish - lemon wedges).

Image and recipe courtesy Nurtured Seafood