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Dynamite Mussels Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal


  • 12 green mussels on the half shell
  • 1/4 cup Japanese mayonnaise see shopping notes
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese or a cheese substitute
  • 1/8 teaspoon masago see shopping notes per mussel
  • 1 pinch scallions and red pepper flakes for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Wash the mussels and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Add the mayonnaise, sugar, sriracha, and parmesan cheese (or cheese substitute) to a bowl and stir until well combined. Add more mayonnaise and sriracha if desired.
  • Place the mussels in evenly spaced rows on a baking sheet. Distribute the sauce on top of the mussels (each mussel should be completely covered in sauce) and add more parmesan cheese (or cheese substitute) on top.
  • Bake the mussels for about 18-20 minutes until their edges are brown and caramelized.
  • Carefully remove from the oven, taking care to not let the juices fall off.
  • Transfer the mussels to a serving plate and place a little masago on each mussel. Garnish them with scallions and Japanese pepper flakes.
  • Serve immediately, enjoY!



Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg