EASY DELICIOUS STUFFED CLAMS

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

This is a quick and easy appetizer or side dish for seafood lovers. Don't let the ease of preparation or the minimal ingredients fool you; these stuffed clams are full of flavor and are absolutely delicious! They will dress up any meal and are always a big hit.


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Serves:

6 (2 per person)

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1- 6.5 oz. can(s)
chopped clams, drained & juice reserved
1 box
instant herb stuffing mix, turkey or chicken flavor
1 1/2 c
clam juice (see *note)
5 Tbsp
salted butter, divided 4 & 1
1 tsp
old bay seafood seasoning plus extra for sprinkling
12 medium
clam shells, washed and dried
fresh minced parsley or chives for garnish, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
(*Note: I save and freeze clam juice from canned clams that I use in different recipes. You may use the reserved juice of the drained clams plus one 8 oz. bottle of clam juice and enough water to equal 1 1/2 cups total.)
2
Drain clams in small strainer over a 2 cup measuring cup; set clams aside.
3
Add enough clam juice and water to the cup to equal 1 1/2 cups.
4
Pour clam juice into a microwavable bowl; add 4 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning; cover bowl with lid or wax paper; microwave on high power for 3 1/2 minutes or until it begins to boil
5
Remove from microwave, add dry stuffing mix (and seasoning packet, if included;) stir well. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
6
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
7
Add clams to mixture; mix to combine well.
8
Spoon mixture into empty, clean clam shells. Place filled shells in a 9"X13" baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
9
Place remaining 1 tablespoon butter in small microwavable cup; cover with small piece of wax paper or paper towel to prevent splatter; microwave on high power for 10 to 15 seconds to melt butter.
10
Brush or spoon butter evenly over each stuffed shell.
11
Lightly sprinkle each with a little extra old bay seasoning.
12
Bake at 375ºF for 30 minutes. Garnish as desired. Serve hot or warm. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.