Delicious Grilled Mussels Recipe


Grilled mussels are a delectable seafood dish that bursts with flavor and texture. This recipe combines the natural brininess of mussels with the smoky char from the grill, creating a mouthwatering experience. Follow these simple steps to create an unforgettable appetizer or main course that will impress your guests.


  • Fresh mussels: 2 pounds
  • Olive oil: 1/4 cup
  • Garlic cloves (minced): 4
  • Lemon (juiced): 1
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 1/4 cup
  • Salt and black pepper: to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional): for added heat


  1. Clean and Prepare the Mussels:
    • Rinse the mussels under cold water, scrubbing off any debris or sand.
    • Discard any mussels with broken shells or ones that do not close when tapped.
  2. Prepare the Grilling Mixture:
    • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, chopped parsley, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes if desired. Mix well to combine.
  3. Preheat the Grill:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 375-400°F or 190-200°C).
  4. Grill the Mussels:
    • Place the cleaned mussels on the preheated grill, with the flat side facing down.
    • Spoon the grilling mixture over each mussel, ensuring they are well coated.
    • Close the grill lid and cook the mussels for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until the shells have opened, and the mussels are cooked through.
  5. Serve:
    • Once cooked, carefully transfer the grilled mussels to a serving platter.
    • Garnish with additional chopped parsley and lemon wedges if desired.
    • Serve immediately while hot, alongside crusty bread or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your delicious grilled mussels as a delightful appetizer or main course, perfect for any occasion!


  • Ensure the grill is well-oiled to prevent the mussels from sticking.
  • Do not overcook the mussels, as they can become tough and rubbery.
  • Serve with a side of aioli or cocktail sauce for dipping.
  • Pair with a crisp white wine or chilled beer for a complete dining experience.

Now, fire up the grill and prepare to impress your guests with this mouthwatering grilled mussels recipe!