Grilled Mussels with Herb Butter

Photo: Petrina Tinslay
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Cooking mussels on the grill is easier than you'd think and it puts a summery meal on the table in under 30 minutes.


  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 pounds mussels, rinsed and scrubbed

  • 2 lemons

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. In a small pot, melt butter over medium. Remove from heat and stir in parsley; set aside.

  2. Working in batches if necessary, place mussels on grill in a single layer. Place lemons, halved and lightly oiled, on grill, cut side down.

  3. Grill until mussels open and lemons are warmed through and browned, 5 minutes. With tongs, transfer mussels as they open to a large platter. (Discard unopened mussels.) Pour herb butter over mussels; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with lemons.

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