Mussel Recipes // Appetizers & Snacks // Mussels in Barbecue Sauce
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
5-7 min
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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Mussels in Barbecue Sauce


5 lb (2.2 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
1⁄2 cup (125 mL) barbecue sauce
1⁄2 cup (125 mL) water or apple juice
juice of 1 lime
fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Cornbread for dipping


  1. Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  2. Pour barbecue sauce and chosen liquid into a large pot over medium heat. Add mussels and lime juice and leave to steam for 5-7 minutes, until mussels are open. 
  3. Discard any mussels that do not open. 
  4. Toss mussels with sauce and tip mussels into a serving dish. 
  5. Scatter mussels with chopped cilantro. Serve with cornbread.
Recipe source: Chef Lindsay Cameron Wilson