Clams Casino Recipe
How to Make Clams Casino Recipe
If you like clams, you’ll love this clams casino recipe. While there are many recipe variations, we like this one the best. It’s fun and easy to make.
Did You Know? Clams are a good source of vitamin B12. And they are a good source of protein and niacin.
Yield: 18 clams casino
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Clams Casino Ingredients
18 Littleneck clams
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 strips bacon
3 Tablespoons red bell pepper, finely diced
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley
lemon wedges, if desired
rock salt, if desired
How to Make Clams Casino Directions
In a frying pan, cook bacon until slightly crisp.
Remove bacon, allow to cool slightly, then chop finely.
Add butter to bacon drippings in the frying pan. Heat until melted.
Add minced red bell peppers and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Mix in bacon, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and black pepper.
Taste the mixture, it should be moist. Add a little water, if needed, and mix again.
Set mixture aside.
Steam clams until they open.
Remove clams from the steamer.
After they have cooled enough to handle, twist off the top half of the clam and discard.
Place the clamshell with the clam onto a cookie sheet or a baking dish with a layer of rock salt. Rock salt is optional.
Add a generous portion of the mixture onto each clam.
Broil clams under the broiler, until the tops are browned.
Remove from broiler.
Sprinkle parsley on top.
Serve with lemon wedges.
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