Baked Mussels Japanese Recipe

Japanese cooking is like a puzzle: it’s a delicate balance of flavours and textures. And mussels are the perfect marine indulgence in Japanese cuisine, with their natural sweetness and rich, briny flavour.

The Japanese have their own way of preparing the shellfish, which complements the Japanese-inspired flavors used. Today I’m sharing the Baked Mussels Japanese Recipe that showcases how well mussels work with this cooking style.

Baked Mussels Japanese Recipe

Baked Mussels Japanese Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: EAsy


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12(per shell)


Baked mussels are a popular appetizers in Japan. It’s easy to make them at home. The dish is served slightly warm after cooking.  This dish is best enjoyed around room temperature and not too hot because of the seafood content. So let’s have a look.


  • Mussel with shell 10 pieces

  • Mayonnaise ½ cup

  • Mirin ½ tbsp

  • Sake ½ tsp

  • Spicy Mayonnaise

  • Tools
  • Eel sauce

  • Masago

  • Green onion

how to make Baked Mussels Japanese Recipe

  • prepare the mussels: Firstly, remove your mussels from the shell and cut it into 2 pieces. Then put it back in the shell.
    prepare the mussels
  •  Prepare sauce for mussels: Take a bowl and add ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ tbsp of mirin, ½ tsp of sake, and mix well.
    Prepare sauce for mussels
  • Time for baking: Then put the sauce mixer to the mussels shell and add some spicy mayonnaise. Place it on a baking tray and bake it for 3-5 minutes.
    Time for baking
  •  serving: It’s a serving time. Place all the shells on a serving dish and add the eel sauce,masago, and chopped green onion to each shell.serving

Recipe Video


  • Enjoy your Japanese style baked mussels. It is a low carbohydrate food with a quick and easy recipe.

Final words:

This is a post about the baked mussels in japanese style, that I made for dinner last night. It has very different flavors from what you would expect. The recipe had a strong taste with lots of mayonnaise and eel sauce.  As well as the sweetness came mostly from the mayonnaise. Despite this, it was an incredibly tender and flavorful dish.

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