Mussels are one of my guilty pleasures, they are tasty, fun to eat, and make a great appetizer or meal. They’re very easy to cook in a skillet on the stove, but I like to cook them on the grill to add a bit of smoky nuance to them. Check out my quick video for Grilled Mussels, or follow the super easy recipe below.
Preparing Grilled Mussels
As with any seafood, make sure the mussels you are buying are fresh. It’s even more important for mussels, as they need to be live before cooking. Wash the mussels thoroughly in cold water, even scrubbing them if needed. There may be a “beard” on the mussels, you can pull that off with your fingers. Discard any opened mussels, as they are dead. That’s really it- 3-4 minutes of prep and you’re ready to cook!
This recipe works whether you are using a grill or the stovetop. As I said, I like using the grill to add that extra bit of flavor to the mussels. Plus, there is nothing like grilled toast to dip in the flavorful broth! I preheat a pan, then sautee garlic and shallots, or onions, in butter until fragrant. Then, add a cup of wine, a cup of chicken stock, chopped parsley and basil, and the mussels. Cook 6-8 minutes or until they are opened up- It couldn’t be easier! While they are finishing, or course you’ll have time to grill that bread for the ultimate dipper.
As always, I hope y’all enjoy!Print