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NZ Greenshell™ Mussel Yakitori

Cooking time: 40

Cooking method: Barbeque


  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 2tbsp sake
  • 3tbsp mirin
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 12 New Zealand Greenshell™ mussels, half shell
  • 2 nori sheets
  • 12 bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
  • lemon wedges (to serve)

Cooking instructions

  1. Combine sugar, sake, mirin & soy over heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove the mussels from the shell.
  3. Use a basting brush to glaze the mussels.
  4. Cut 12 strips of nori (big enough to wrap around the mussel twice).
  5. Wrap the bottom half of the mussel with the nori and then skewer with the pre-soaked bamboo sticks.
  6. Grill the mussels over a grill /BBQ/yakitori grill or hot coals, basting them lightly with the glaze. Turn them regularly to prevent burning. They will only take approx 1-2 minutes to cook through depending on the heat of the grill.
  7. When cooked place the mussels on a suitable serving dish and baste them one more time before serving.
  8. Serve with a dipping bowl of the remaining glaze and some lemon wedges.

Image and recipe courtesy Nurtured Seafood