mussels recipe

Recipe & photo by Sanford Limited - Sustainable Seafood

Using our lemon Kelp Seasoning, Sanford presents a quick and easy mussels recipe that turns NZ Greenshell Mussels into a sophisticated appetizer or snack.


to serve 2-3

12 New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels (1/2 shell)
250gms Macadamia nuts (crumbled and toasted)*
10gms Pacific Harvest Lemon kelp seasoning
1 Orange zest (fine) from a single orange
6 Chives spears (finely cut)
150gms Butter (softened)

*other nuts with light flavour would work too - otherwise Panko crumbs can be used.


Combine macadamia nuts, lemon kelp seasoning, orange zest and chives in a bowl and mix well. Add butter and mix to combine. Loosen the mussel meat from the shell for ease of service.
Top the mussel with the crust, evenly covering the mussel meat.
Roast the crusted mussels under a hot grill (or bake in a hot oven) until the crust is toasted (careful not to burn!) and the mussel is hot (1-2 minutes). Serve hot on a plate or platter.