Grilled Mussels with Parsley and Shallot

Grilled Mussels with Parsley and Shallot



Yield: 4

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels

  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter

  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped


  1. Heat grill to medium.

  2. Clean the mussels in cold water and pull the beards off. The beard looks like threads hanging outside of the shell.

  3. The  mussels  can  be  put  directly  on  the  grill,  but  it’s easier to put them in a grilling basket or on foil so they don’t fall through the grates. Cook the mussels with the grill lid on for  6-8  minutes  until  they  open.  Discard  any  shells that haven’t opened.

  4. Combine the shallot, olive oil/butter and parsley.

  5. Shuck  the mussels out of  their shells and  toss with  the parsley dressing. Serve warm or chilled.