Broiled Seafood Combination
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5 from 1 vote

Clams Casino

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

  • 24 Top neck clams-cleaned
  • 8 ounces Butter
  • 1/2 pound Bacon thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper- small dice
  • 1 Large Spanish or Va dahlia Onion -small dice
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Italian Parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Chop the onion, and bell pepper into a small dice
  • Slice the bacon slices about 1/8 of an inch thick.
  • place the butter, bacon, peppers, and onions into a medium sauce pan and cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the grated Romano, black pepper, Oregano (and always use dry, fresh oregano does not work as well) and the chopped parsley. Mix well.
  • Place into the refrigerator and stir it occasionally so all the ingredients stay well blended, until the butter has firmed back up. This will take at least 2 hours, so give yourself time.*
  • Take the clams out of the freezer, and rinse them in a bowl with running water for about 5 minutes.
  • Open your clams with the blade of a knife, just be careful!
  • Take a spoonful of the prepared Casino mix and make a nice mound of it on top of the clam, pressing it into the clam firmly with your hand. Repeat this process until all of the clams are stuffed.
  • Now place your clams in a casserole, there will be butter run off, so we don’t want that spilling into your oven.
  • Place the clams into a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes, then finish for about 5 minutes under your broiler or until the bacon and tops begin to get nicely browned.

Notes

*Casino mix can stay refrigerated for at least 3 days before you use it. *Now for the purists out there, do feel free to start with fresh clams, and a clam knife, Its not too difficult to open the clams that way, just make sure you use a clam knife and not a kitchen knife.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.5mg