Grilled Mussels With Garlic, Butter, and Lemon

Cook your fresh mussels on the grill this summer for a simple seafood dinner
Mussels

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Make the most of your grill this summer by cooking everything you can on it: Mussels are the newest ingredient to add to your grilling repertoire.

This recipe is courtesy of Dinner With Julie.

2
Servings
172
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound fresh mussels
  • Lemon wedges
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Crusty bread, to serve

Directions

Pre-heat your grill to medium-high.

Rinse your mussels. Discard any that are already open.

Brush the cut sides of the lemon with olive oil.

Scatter the mussels directly on the grill along with the lemons, cut-side down. Close the lid of the grill and cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and garlic in a small saucepan until the butter melts.

Remove the mussels from the grill. They should all be open — discard any that are closed. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with the garlic butter, and toss to coat.

Transfer to shallow bowls, scatter with parsley, and serve with crusty bread and grilled lemon.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
598µg
85%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
41mg
55%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
940µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
410mg
41%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
154µg
39%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
145mg
45%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
127mg
18%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
110mg
7%
Water
210g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.