Grilled Mussels with Garlic White Wine Sauce

Grilled Mussels with Garlic White Wine Sauce by

Smokin' Joe Lasher


Serves: 4-6


  • 2 lbs. mussels, rinsed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. red crushed pepper flakes
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges for garnish
  • 1 baguette or artisan bread, to serve with dish


  1. Prepare charcoal grill for high heat, direct cooking.
  2. Place a large cast iron skillet directly over coals and heat olive oil.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and stir until garlic starts to brown (1-2 minutes).
  4. Add mussels, white wine, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine, loosely cover with foil, and cover with grill lid.
  5. Cook until all mussels have opened (approximately 5-7 minutes). Remove any mussels that have not opened.
  6. Stir mussels in the juices, then sprinkle with parsley, mint and lemon zest and serve garnished with lemon wedges and baguette or artisan bread.