Mushrooms stuffed with snails

"This is from my numero uno resource James Beard and I love this recipe. I usually put more garlic in the butter but with a mushroom base, I restrain myself a la Dr. Strangelove, so that you can taste the mushrooms also."
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  • First make the Snail butter: Cream the softened butter with the shallots, garlic, 1/4 cup of chopped parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Saute the mushroom caps in butter until just cooked through.
  • Arrange on baking sheet hollow side up.
  • Coat the snails with the snail butter, and place one in each cap.
  • Sprinkle with additional chopped parsley.
  • Heat in a 450F oven for 10 minutes and serve immediately.

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  1. Exactly like I always make my escargots!! I often sprinkle grated parmesan over the tops before I put them in the oven. Lots of garlic and butter, these are yummy!


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