Japanese Baked Mussels



Japanese Sauce Topping

Baked Mussels Garnish


For the Mussels

  1. If using fresh mussels, quickly sauté them in a hot pan with a bit of oil until they pop open. Remove them from the pan. Pull meat from the mussels and slice in three pieces and place back into a mussel half shell. If using pre-cooked frozen mussels, remove the meat from the shell, cut into three pieces, and place back into a mussel half shell. Arrange all the mussels in a baking pan that is broiler safe.

Mussels Topping

  1. Combine the ginger, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, wasabi, sugar, soy sauce, toasted sesame seed oil with the mayonnaise. Stir until smooth.
  2. Spoon about a tablespoon over each mussel in a half shell, and sprinkle with a bit of Panko crumbs.
  3. Place the baking pan under the broiler element and broil until the mussels are bubbly and lighly browned.
  4. Remove from baking pan to a platter and top with green onions and tobiko.
  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Dana Point Fish Company at