A relatively inexpensive first course, Mussels with Garlic Butter is easy to prepare. Serve with warm French bread.
2 quarts mussels, scrubbed, steamed and top shells removed
4 oz. Beurre d’Ail (garlic’ butter), cut into small pieces
Preheat the grill to moderately high.
Arrange the mussels, on their half shells, in a shallow flameproof dish. Dot the mussel flesh with the garlic butter.
Place the dish under the grill and grill for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the butter has melted and the top is slightly browned.
Remove the dish from the grill and serve the mussels immediately.