Grilled Cajun Mussels with beer & cilantro

Lunch / Dinner

Grilled Cajun Mussels with beer & cilantro

Mussels, sometimes called the poor man’s oyster, aren’t to be overlooked, especially tossed in this Cajun-spiced beer sauce. The only thing you’ll want is some crusty bread for sopping up every last drop. But remember, mussels (and clams) are alive when you buy them, so storage is important (see the tip, below) and be sure to toss any that don’t open after grilling.


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Preheat grill to medium-high (350–400°) with a 10-inch cast-iron skillet on grill.

Add butter and prosciutto to skillet and sauté until prosciutto begins to get crispy, about 4 minutes.

Add bell peppers, celery, garlic, scallions, and Cajun seasoning; sauté until vegetables soften but aren’t mushy, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes.

Add beer and mussels to skillet, close grill, and cook until mussels open, about 3 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Divide mussels and juice between two bowls; top with cilantro.


Store mussels and/or clams in the fridge (for 2–3 days) on ice in a colander set in a bowl so the melted ice can drain away; cover with a damp towel.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 555

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27g 41%

Saturated Fat 13g 65%

Cholesterol 147mg 49%

Sodium 1668mg 69%

Carbs 22g 7%

Protein 41g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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