Grilled Mussels with Garlic Butter Sauce

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These grilled mussels are the perfect summer meal. They’re super easy to make, and all you need is mussels, fresh herbs, garlic and lemon for this dish!


1 1/2-2 pounds fresh mussels, cleaned
1 cup white wine, divided
1/3 cup salted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Crusty Bread, for serving


  1. Clean mussels well by scrubbing them gently under cold water and removing the “beard” from the flat edge of the mussel. Not all mussels will have one, but if you can feel one then gently pull it out. Discard open mussels. Optionally, flush mussels in cold salt water for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Add mussels to a large cast iron skillet along with 1/2 cup white wine. It’s okay if they are piled up. Cover with foil and place on grill. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add white wine to small pot over low heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add butter and stir until sauce comes together. Add lemon juice and remove from heat. Add fresh parsley.
  4. Pour butter sauce over the mussels or serve on the side with crusty bread.

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