This recipe can be adapted to create full size burgers or sliders, follow the fritter base mix and shape to your desired requirements.
- Place mussel meat into a food processor. If using live mussels place the unopened mussels in the kitchen sink and pour hot water over them, this makes them easier to open. Then open the shells, discard the beard and then remove the mussel from the shell. You could also use the mussel meat from thawed half shell mussels. Add all the other ingredients and pulse to mix. The batter should still be a little on the chunky side. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Heat the cooking oil in a fry pan. Place large tablespoons of the mixture gently in the oil and flatten down to form a fritter/patty until golden brown.
Add your favourite burger ingredients
Burger or Slider Buns - Bacon - Lettuce - Mayonnaise - Mustard - Gherkin - Tomato - Relish - cheese - Hot Sauce - Coleslaw - Pickled vegetables - Avocado - Roasted Mushrooms - Fresh Herbs - Aioli - Apple Slaw - Watercress - Thin Sliced Red Onion - Grilled Vegetables (Eggplant or Courgette) - Fried Egg - Pesto
About the Chef
The Greenshell™ Mussel is possibly the most iconic representative of New Zealand’s seafood history. As a travelling ambassador for New Zealand cuisine I have always utilised Greenshell™ Mussels with complimentary results. At home, New Zealand diners recognise the Greenshell™ Mussel ...