Baked Stuffed Clams

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Glasshousejohn, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Baked Stuffed Clams

    They are the perfect appetizer for any occasion and so easy to make.
    Definitely guaranteed to rival anything you get in a restaurant! Great to
    freeze and have as a quick snack anytime. (Note: if you don't have clam
    shells, form tin foil into clam shaped cups, and proceed as directed.)"
    Prep Time:20 Minutes
    Cook Time:40 Minutes
    Ready In:1 Hour

    24 Clean Clam Shells
    2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved
    1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained
    4 cups fresh bread crumbs
    1/4 cup minced sweet onion
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
    4 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    lemon pepper to taste
    paprika to taste
    2 lemons, quartered

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
    In a large frying pan, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Stir
    onion, and cook until translucent. Stir in clams, crab meat, parsley,
    pepper, and bread crumbs. Reduce heat to low, and slowly pour in clam
    until mixture is slightly sticky, but not wet. The bread crumbs will
    continue to absorb moisture, so be careful not to add too much clam juice.

    Fill each clean clam shell with mixture, pressing tightly into shell.
    Arrange on a baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly with paprika. (Stuffed
    shells may be covered and frozen at this point for later use.)
    Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and
    sizzling. If frozen, bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes,
    or until warmed through. Serve warm on a platter with lemon wedges.

    John H

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