This is also a previous post from our previous blog and I moved it here because it is quite tasty. My brother and I have made these Dynamite Mussels a few times. It’s good for parties or well just about whenever you want to eat. This appetizer is also common at Japanese restaurants.


What Are The Ingredients?

My brother says you have to get the best ingredients. So here they are…

  1. Osaki crab sticks
  2. Kewpie Mayonnaise (not shown above, we got the cheap version this time)
  3. Tobiko or Roe (the orange stuff)
  4. Mussels (can be the frozen kind – just make sure to defrost!)

All these should be available at your local Asian market. If they don’t have it, then you probably need to move. Just kidding. But the mortgage rate is pretty low right now.


What Do I Need To Do?

  1. First thing to do is clean the mussels and lay them out. I know…kinda duh…but you never know…
  2. Next, shred the crab meat. It should shred very easily. Like you can pull each slice apart to strings. If they don’t shred like that, then you didn’t get the Osaki brand like I told you! But that’s ok, just chop it up to small pieces.
  3. Mix the strings of crab meat with the mayonnaise and roe. You decide how much you want. That’s how Asian cooking usually is!
  4. Top the mixture onto the mussels. Once again, you decide how much you want.
  5. Then put it in the oven for approx. 20 mins at 350 degrees. If you like it a little more crispy, you can leave it in there longer or change it to broil for a few minutes towards the end. I also like to add a little bit of parsley flakes to make it pretty.


Waaalaaa! They are tasty! I tried to google the calories and it says only 5 calories per mussel. I don’t really believe it since it has mayo so try to limit yourself to only 10…if you can.