Mussels In Garlic Butter

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 4
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3/4 cup sweet butter -- softened
1/2 tablespoons lemon -- juice of
1 medium grated peel of 1 lemon
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic -- crushed
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon nutmeg
4 dozen mussels -- well scrubbed and -- steamed and cooled

Preparation / Directions:

1. Combine butter with lemon juice, lemon peel, parsley, garlic and shallots; season to taste with pepper and nutmeg. 2. Combine butter-herb mixture in food processor fitted with steel blade; process until well blended. 3. Arrange mussels, in their shell halves, in shallow individual baking dishes; spread each mussel with some butter-herb mixture; run under hot broiler 2 to 3 minutes, watching carefully. If preferred, bake in preheated 425 F. oven 10 minutes, or until bubbly.

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