Dynamite mussels

Dynamite mussels are a delicious seafood treat. It is made with minimal effort, and you’ll be stunned by the outcome!

It is typically served at expensive Japanese eateries. $15 for four mussels! This is the reason why I like cooking at home. I can cut costs and alter them to my personal preferences.

Baked mussels in the oven

What does dynamite mussels taste like?

Mussels taste briny that is similar to ocean flavours. They are sweet and slightly salty.

The texture is chewy and soft. It is composed of Japanese mayo sugar, sriracha, sugar and parmesan cheese, which gives it the perfect match creamy and delicious taste.

The flavours of all these combine to create a delicious baked seafood dish that’s full of flavour.

Green vs Black Mussels

There are some differences between black and green mussels, aside from the obvious one, which is the colour. Green mussels originate from New Zealand and are much bigger and more pliable than black ones.

Therefore, I used the green mussel for this recipe, which are usually sold in half shells. Of course, you could also utilize black mussels, but it is difficult to tear apart each shell and then pour the sauce over the many mussels.

Green mussels

The difference between black and green mussels

There’s also a distinct flavour distinction between black and green mussels. The green mussels are less sour, while black mussels possess a more strong “sea” flavour.

Both kinds of mussels are relatively accessible to locate. Frozen green mussels are typically found in the portion or on the half shell on ice, while black mussels are usually sold in bags on the ice.


Cheese-Mayo Baked Mussels Baked Mussels with cheese-mayo, also known as dynamite mussels, are amazing. A simple recipe using cheese, mayonnaise, and mussels, and you’ll be serve immediately the most delicious appetizer.

cheese-mayo baked mussels

Most amazing appetizer

Mayonnaise, cheese, and seafood go well and are the ideal match in food heaven. I particularly love seafood pair with shellfish, such as green mussels.

Fresh green mussels (imported in New Zealand) are topped with the creamy, rich cheese mayonnaise sauce later baked.

After they have been removed from the oven, I like serving them with a little Japanese fish roe, smelt roe or tobiko fish roes, making each bite packed with the amazing taste of tobiko. Ah….so yummy.


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Mussels in Red Curry Sauce it’s mussels dynamite

They are also known as Mussels Dynamite and are often served as an appetizer in Japanese restaurants or Japanese sushi or seafood buffets. Another similar dish is known as Shrimp Dynamite.

Super dish

Whenever I come across these two options available, I need to grab them and indulge in the rich and creamy flavour.

Green mussels are easily available in the frozen section of many supermarkets, which means you can whip up this Japanese appetizer in no time.

It is a great idea to serve these baked mussels with cheese mayonnaise sauce or mussel dynamite an appetizer to accompany your regular barbecue and other meats.

Baked mussels super dish

I am sure that your guests will thank you for a lifetime for making this mouth-wateringly delicious recipe.


This recipe has only 367 calories per portion.

The edible portions of mussels contain as much protein as pet meat and fish. This is wonderful meal.


For a nutritious and easy recipe dinner for a weeknight, I suggest the following recipes.

Baked or cheese mayo mixture mussels Dynamite is a delicious dish. A simple recipe using mayonnaise, cheese, mussels and you’ll get the most delicious appetizer you’ve ever had!

Тotal cooking effort

  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Total Time 40 mins


  • 12 green mussels, half-shells and frozen
  • Six tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Two tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Half teaspoon of lime juice
  • Half teaspoon chili sauce to use as an example: Sriracha
  • One teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup tobiko fish roes


Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180degC). Wash and scrub the mussels, then prepare pat dry using paper towels.

In a small bowl, mix the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

How to bake mussels?

Place the mussels on an unlined tray lined with baking sheet or aluminium foil. Cover each one with about a half tablespoon of the cheese-mayo mix.

How long to cook mussels?

Cook the mussels in the oven for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.

How to serve cooked mussels?

Take them out of the oven and serve with tomatoes and roes of fish, and serve warm.