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Grilled Mussels With Garlic, Butter, and Lemon

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

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.


  • 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


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.