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This delicious Mussel dish will be a hit with family and friends.


  • 26g Butter

  • 1 clove garlic crushed

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • Tbls of chopped flat leaf parsley


  • 1.

    Melt butter then add the crushed garlic, lemon juice and parsley – give it a good mix and it’s ready.

  • 2.

    De-beard the mussels whilst your BBQ heats up. Place the mussels over the flames and let them cook until they open.

  • 3.

    Once they open spoon some of the butter mix into each mussel so that it cooks in all those lovely flavours.

  • 4.

    You may need to assist your mussels to open wide enough which is fine but do not force any open that remain tightly shut – throw them out.

  • 5.

    Keep an eye on the heat you want your mussels to open but sometimes it can get too hot and burn the shell and not open.

  • 6.

    Also if your mussels are really fresh they will still have sea water in them.

  • 7.

    This will do two things- a. provide enough salt so you do not need to add salt to the butter mix and b. steam the mussel inside before it opens.

  • 8.

    Be careful when taking the mussels off the BBQ as you don’t want to spill all of the delicious juice your mussel has been cooked in.

  • 9.

    Best way to eat them is to carefully pry off one side of the mussel shell and then using the shell with the mussel sitting in it like a spoon – eat and make loud slurping noises!!


10 mussels per person
This mixture is enough for ten mussels.

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