New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel Hotdog

New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel Hotdog

Makes 6-8 hotdogs

Ingredients

500 gms (17.5oz) New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel Meat (cooked) – finely chopped or minced
2 Chorizo – quality Spanish if possible – casing peeled off & finely chopped or minced
80 gms (2.8oz) Onion – finely diced
1/2 clove Garlic – crushed
80 gms (2.8oz) Fennel Bulb – finely diced
20mls Pernod
1 tsp Parsley – finely chopped
2 Egg Yolks
1 Tbsp Butter
  Thin Natural Sausage Casing
  Salt & fresh ground Black Pepper to taste

Ingredients - Hotdog Batter

1/2 cup Fine Cornmeal
1/2 cup Sifted flour
1 tsp Salt
1 Egg - beaten
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 cup Butter - melted
2 Tbsps Butter - melted
  Garnish – chunky tomato sauce, aioli, lime, chunky potato or polenta fries

Method - Mussel Hotdog

Method - Hotdog Batter

To Complete the Dish

Chef's Note:

A novel, unique way to present mussels, the flavors are all encapsulated by this cooking process & creates a fun way of eating. Could be made smaller & used as a bite-sized party snack or plated with accompaniments.

Sausage casings should be attainable through your local butcher.
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