fresh mushroom caps of the size and in the quantity desired
freshly ground black pepper
small toast rounds (optional)
Preheat the broiler. Using a pastry brush, paint each mushroom cap with
melted butter. Arrange the caps side by side and hollow side up in a well-
buttered, shallow baking dish. Season them lightly with salt and pepper
and broil them 6" from the heat for 5 minutes. Gently turn the caps
over and broil them for another 5 minutes, or until they are lightly browned
and tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
To serve, arrange them on a heated platter (on toast rounds if desired).
Dot the tops with a bit of soft butter and sprinkle each cap with a few
drops of lemon juice.