Japanese Baked Mussels Recipe

Looking for Delicious seafood? I must tell you it is baked mussels. Japanese baked mussels are the best seafood because of their rich flavor. Undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite appetizers are Japanese baked mussels. 

During my time working at a local Japanese restaurant, I learned this dish. Each table seems to have placed an order for one of them. Clearly, one of the benefits of working in a restaurant was that I could eat whatever I wanted. Even after eating this repeatedly, I never got tired of it. In fact, I loved it much more.

Mussels Health Benefits

An impressive nutritional profile you can find in mussels. It provides a range of health benefits due to the special mix of nutrients they contain.

Because mussel protein is simple to digest, your body gains full benefit.  Mussels are also a good source of vitamin B12, which is essential for making red blood cells. 

Mussels provide you with a lot of nutrition without a lot of calories if you’re attempting to lose weight. Make sure to prepare the mussels without adding extra calories.

Try steaming them and flavoring them with spices low in calories.

Japanese Baked Mussels Recipe

Japanese Baked Mussels Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

376

kcal
Total time

40

minutes

The mussels are baked in a spicy sauce with a mayonnaise base known as Dynamite Sauce. It is similar to the sauce in Seafood Dynamite, baked rolls or even spicy shrimp hand rolls.

If you can master the Dynamite Sauce, you’ll gain access to a large collection of recipes. And If you want a version that is kid-friendly, leave off the Sriracha. If you want more Dynamite add more sauce.

Ingredients

  • Frozen mussels 1 packet

  • Sriracha sauce 2 tbsp

  • Japanese mayo ½  cup

  • Sesame seeds

  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp

  • Green onion ½ cup

  • Fish roe 1 cup

how to make Japanese Baked Mussels

  • Prepare The Mussels: First you have to clean the mussels with water. Then take out the mussels from the shell and again place that right to the shell.
    Prepare The Mussels
  • Make The Sauce: Take a small bowl add japanese mayo, sriracha, lemon juice, fish roe. Combine the mixer with a spoon. Set that aside.
     Make The Sauce
  •  Bake The Mussels: Place all the mussels on a baking tray. Then add the sauce on top of the mussels. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
    Bake The Mussels
  • Serving: After baking take out the tray from the oven. Put some sesame seeds, green onions, and fish roe on top for garnish. Your Japanese baked mussels are ready to serve.
     Serving

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Caution: Do Not Eat Raw Mussels

Some people enjoy eating raw mussels, but it can cause harm for those who are sensitive to toxins. Only fully cooked mussels you should eat if you have cancer, liver illness, diabetes, immune system problems, or digestive issues.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How long can you keep mussels in the fridge?

Ans: Live mussels can be kept in the refrigerator for two to three days when properly stored. However, I try my best to cook mussels quickly, generally within a day or two.

  1. Are mussels good for you?

Ans: It’s true that mussels and other shellfish are great sources of protein because they contain all the necessary amino acids. Compared to fish with fins, their protein level is better.

  1. How many mussels should you eat?

Ans: Mussels you can consume as per your wish, but the suggested daily intake is one pound (450 grams) per person.

  1. What temperature should mussels be cooked at?

Ans: You can cook Mussels on the grill over medium to high heat or in an electric oven to 350°F (175°C).

Nutrition Facts:

Servings5
Protein10g
calories376kcal
Fat34g
Carbs5g
Cholesterol61mg
Cholesterol0mg
Calcium0mg
Sugar3g

Final Word:

I’m sure you’re aware that mussels are seafood. Mussels taste sweet and have a slightly ocean smell. Its salty flavor will transport you to a mouthwatering dinner that you won’t soon forget. It has a very chewable texture and is quite soft. 

Japanese mayo, Sriracha, lemon juice, and fish roe are used to make the sauce. These ingredients enhance the mussels flavor. You can give this delicious recipe a try.

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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