Clams Casino Recipe
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Your guests will be impressed with our home economists' version of a classic upscale appetizer. Cayenne pepper nicely seasons the bread crumb topping.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 1 dozen fresh cherrystone clams
  • 1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Directions

Spread salt into a metal oven-safe serving platter or a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Shuck clams, reserving bottom shells; drain liquid (save for another use). Arrange clams in salt-lined pan.
Combine the bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons parsley, oil, garlic, cayenne and pepper; spoon over clams.
Bake at 450° for 15-18 minutes or until clams are firm and bread crumb mixture is crisp and golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Clams Casino in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p180

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 34 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 1 dozen fresh cherrystone clams
  • 1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  1. Spread salt into a metal oven-safe serving platter or a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Shuck clams, reserving bottom shells; drain liquid (save for another use). Arrange clams in salt-lined pan.
  2. Combine the bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons parsley, oil, garlic, cayenne and pepper; spoon over clams.
  3. Bake at 450° for 15-18 minutes or until clams are firm and bread crumb mixture is crisp and golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Clams Casino in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p180

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