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Grilled Mussels with White Wine Sauce

Yield Makes 8 servings
This grilled mussels recipe is the perfect seafood meal for a hot summer night. Serve with an easy green salad for the ultimate meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley

How to Make It

  1. Remove beards on mussels, and scrub shells well with a brush. Discard open or cracked mussels. Set aside.

  2. Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.

  3. Sprinkle mussels with salt, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Place mussels in a grill basket.

  4. Grill, with lid closed, over high heat (400º to 500º) about 10 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened mussels.

  5. Add mussels to lemon mixture; toss well. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.