Dynamite Mussels Recipe with K-3

K-3 Dynamite MusselsThis is one of my favorites when visiting sushi restaurants.


K-3 Dynamite Mussels
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese/American
This is a K-Twist on Japanese-style dynamite mussels. K-3 adds a touch of heat and a lot of complexity to the Kewpie-style mayonnaise.
  • Egg yolks, large 2 each
  • Sea salt 1 tsp
  • Japanese (or Dijon) mustard 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  • Rice Vinegar 3 Tablespoons
  • Canola oil 1¼ cup
  • K-3 Keenan's "Be Afraid" hot sauce 1 Tablespoon (if you favor more heat, make it 2 Tablespoons)
  • New Zealand green lipped mussels, either frozen or fresh. Allow 2-3 per person for an appetizer portion.
  • Fresh lemon wedges for garnish
  • Thinly sliced scallions for garnish
  • Other garnish options- smelt roe, toasted sesame seeds
  1. Place the egg yolks, sea salt, mustard, rice vinegar and lemon juice in a food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Slowly but steadily stream the canola oil into the mixture while blending with the food processor
  3. The mayo will thicken as you blend in the oil
  4. When the oil is incorporated, add the K-3 Sauce
  5. Blend until evenly distributed and smooth
  6. If using fresh mussels, steam them until they open, about 10 minutes. Discard the top shell and arrange on a cookie sheet
  7. If using frozen mussels, arrange them on the cookie sheet. Allow them to thaw, and use a paper towel to absorb excess juices.
  8. Remove the mussel from the shell, then replace in the shell. This will release the connective tissue and make the mussels easier to eat.
  9. Evenly cover the mussels with the K-3 mayonnaise. Use about 1 Tablespoon of the mayo, more or less, depending on the size of the mussels. The sauce will melt and spread over the mussels.
  10. Turn your broiler oven on high and place the mussels under the broiler
  11. Broil for about 10 to 12 minutes, checking frequently and turning the sheet tray so the mussels brown evenly.
  12. When evenly browned, remove from the oven and garnish with your choice of thinly sliced green onions, smelt roe, or toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately with lemon wedges



2 Responses to “Dynamite Mussels Recipe with K-3”

  1. Rae November 12, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    I bought yr sauce while visiting Colorado and lost recipe for a salad dressing, it’s no longer on yr website can u repost?

    • Steve Adams September 21, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

      Do you remember which K-Sauce it was? I have salad dressings for each of them.

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