Grilled Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter


Grilling mussels is surprisingly easy- the hardest part is finding fresh mussels to throw on the grill. There are really only two steps to doing it: 1) creating the drawn butter you will pour over the mussels and 2) grilling the mussels.

Ingredients: (Enough for 2 as an appetizer, if serving four double the recipe)

  • 2 lb of mussels
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large bunch parsley or herb of your choice, chopped
  • Sea salt, fresh ground pepper to taste


Prepare a grill for medium direct heat. While grill is heating up, Melt your butter over low heat. Add the garlic and herbs and let reduce down.

Grilling: If your grill grate skew to being far apart, you will need to put your mussels on a grill/veggies pan. If they are within a small enough apart, you can grill the mussels directly on the grates. Grill the mussels until the pop open. This will be around 5 minutes or so… The ones that open move to a less hot part of the grill while waiting on the others. Any mussels that don’t open should be thrown away.

Place the mussels in a big bowl and add sea salt and pepper. Pour the butter over the mussels.

These are also really great with grilled bread- grill bread pieces until char marks form while also grilling the mussels. Dip them in the drawn butter! YESSSSS!

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My focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. I encourage women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.

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