Saturday, June 19, 2010


Here is a super-easy recipe that makes a perfect appetizer for company.  Just combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl, grill the mussels then add them to the sauce.  Toss it all together and serve.  
Grilled Mussels with White Wine Sauce
Source:  Coastal Living, July 2003
Rating:  9 out of 10
2 pounds mussels
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 cup drinking-quality dry white wine
1/4 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley

Remove beards on mussels; scrub shells well with a stiff brush.  Discard open or cracked mussels.  Set aside.

Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, melted butter, wine, hot sauce, red pepper and garlic; set aside.

Sprinkle mussels with salt, black pepper and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice.  Place mussels in a grill basket (I put the mussels in a baking pan).  Grill, with lid closed, over high heat (400F – 500F) about 10 minutes or until shells open.  Discard any unopened mussels.  Add mussels to lemon mixture; toss well.  Drizzle with remaining lemon juice, and sprinkle with parsley.  Serve immediately.


Anncoo said...

Looks so delicious. I love to add extra basil leaves on the mussels or grill the mussels with cheese.

Kerstin said...

I'm a big fan of making mussels at home and this sauce looks like a winner!