New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels

Preparation tips

New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels are the ultimate health food. High in protein, low in fat yet providing 680mg of omega-3 from EPA and DHA in one serving. They are also a rich source of selenium, iron, Vitamin B12 and iodine, and a good source of magnesium and calcium.
Five New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels provide almost 100% of your daily iodine and selenium needs, 1/3 of daily protein needs and almost three times your daily Vitamin B12 needs.

New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels are convenient and easy to prepare. They are well suited to many types of preparations including sauté, frying, baking, steaming, broiling, stewing and grilling.


New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels
If frozen, New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels can be thawed before cooking or alternatively prepared from frozen.


Thawing frozen mussels prior to preparation is recommended for baking, grilling and frying recipe applications. Quick thawing can be achieved by running cold water over the mussels for 10 minutes, moving them around to ensure all are properly defrosted. Conventional thawing can be achieved by placing mussels or sealed bag in the refrigerator for 5-8 hours, draining off excess liquid prior to using.


Care should be taken not to overcook New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels with the best results achieved when cooking until just heated through.


New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels must not be over-thawed or refrozen. Once thawed use New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels immediately.
Frozen New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels will retain their quality for up to twelve months if stored at or below 0°F (-18°C).
Please refer to product best before date for further detail on the shelf life of individual products.

Recipe contributors

Chef Andrew Brown
Chef Andrew Brown
The George Hotel
Christchurch, New Zealand

Chef Johnny Schwass
Chef Johnny Schwass
Restaurant Schwass
Christchurch, New Zealand

Chef Robert Oliver
Chef Robert Oliver
Winner of the Best Cookbook in the World at the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Consultant Chef - New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Chef Patrick McDonnell
Chef Patrick McDonnell and his culinary team
McDonnell Kinder & Associates (MKA)
Kanzas City, U.S.A.

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New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels