Grilled Mussels with White Wine Sauce

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

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

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

Preparation

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

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

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

Grill, with lid closed, over high heat (400º to 500º) 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.

July 2003