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Campfire Mussels in Garlic White Wine Sauce

Campfire Mussels in Garlic White Wine Sauce //

As campers we’ve often had theme nights, from games, costumes and prizes to food. Seafood night is one of our favourite theme nights to share together as a family and it doesn’t take long to whip up a batch of these Campfire Mussels in creamy white wine sauce.
Campfire Mussels in Garlic White Wine Sauce //

Camping brings adventures and a fun opportunity for unique memories. We definitely like to keep our trips fun and the kids love playing game; they usually ask on the first day before we are even set up when the games will start. Yeah, not the first day kids.

Depending on the extra company we have at our campsite, we usually put together a feast of seafood of Campfire Mussels, Campfire Shrimp Boil and Grilled Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon. This feast feeds a group of about 8-10 fairly quickly. Hangry crisis adverted.

Campfire Mussels – Creamy Garlic Sauce

This Campfire Mussels sauce is SO good. Smothered in creamy garlic sauce, these mussels are tender and mouthwatering. If your kids are brave enough to try them, they will be surprised how tasty they are and love the shells to play with after. Don’t worry parents, you get the leftover wine so it’s a WIN; WIN!

*Don’t forget, how to build a cooking fire is key to cook times however you should be prepared to adjust times based on the look and texture of the food you are cooking. 


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Campfire Mussels in Creamy Garlic White Wine Sauce //

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Campfire Mussels in Garlic White Wine Sauce

Smothered in creamy garlic sauce, these campfire mussels are tender and mouthwatering and a great addition to seafood night on your next camping trip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 lb fresh mussels
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine (dry)
  • Salt to taste


Preheat the campfire for cooking. See the article How to Build a Cooking Fire.

In a small to medium foil pan, heat butter and garlic over the fire until garlic is slightly golden. You will have to act fast as it will cook quickly.

Add cream and simmer for a couple minutes before removing from the fire. Add the wine and mussels and gently turn to coat. Cover with foil and return to the fire to cook for approximately 5-7 minutes or until the shells have opened. Shake occasionally but gently to coat with the sauce while it cooks.

Discard any unopened mussels.

Season with salt to taste and serve hot.



Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282 Total Fat: 22.29g Saturated Fat: 12.864g Trans Fat: 0.349g Cholesterol: 96mg Carbohydrates: 6.09g Sugar: 1.18g Protein: 14.49g

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