Baked Clams

Baked Clams

Makes 6 - 8
Prep 15 m
Cook 12 m
Broil 3 m

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1 of 6 Discard any clams that are cracked, chipped or open. Soak in a bowl of water for 20 minutes to clean.
  2. 2 of 6 Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat for 6 minutes or until crispy. Set on paper towels to drain.
  3. 3 of 6 Once clams have soaked, scrub one by one with a brush to remove any additional sand or barnacles.
  4. 4 of 6 Fill a large pot with a steamer insert with 1 inch of water. Heat to simmering, add clams and cover. Cook, covered, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until all shells open up. Take off heat; remove clams from pan, reserving liquid. Let clams cool slightly. Pull off top shell and remove clam from shell to a cutting board. Coarsely chop clams.
  5. 5 of 6 Heat broiler. Place 24 clam shells on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine clams, bacon, bread crumbs, Parmesan, oregano, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir to blend. Drizzle with olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid. Stir until moist. Spoon stuffing into clam shells, dividing equally.
  6. 6 of 6 Broil stuffed clams for 2 to 3 minutes, until browned on top. Serve warm.

NOTE:

  1. 1 of 1 If you are unable to hand-pick the clams, order a few extra in case some are damaged and have to be discarded.
Nutrition Information for Baked Clams
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 3 g Fat, total, 7 mg chol., 2 g carb., 1 g sat. fat, 0 g fiber, 51 kcal cal., 3 g pro., 73 mg sodium
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