clam casino spread

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

Served with crackers, pretzels or even vegetable sticks, this is an easy appetizer to enjoy

serves 6 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For clam casino spread

  • 6 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp
    bacon fat
  • 2 can
    (142 g./5 oz.) clams, minced and juice reserved from 1 can (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/3 c
    red onions, finely chopped
  • 13/ c
    red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/3 c
    poblano peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    panko® breadcrumbs
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    light sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce such as cholula
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

How To Make clam casino spread

  • 1
    In a medium skillet over medium heat, add bacon fat.
  • 2
    When hot, add onions and peppers; sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add the clams and stir constantly for 1 minute.
  • 4
    Add the reserved clam juice, season with black pepper and salt and increase the heat to medium-high; cook until the liquid is almost evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  • 5
    Add breadcrumbs, stir well and cook for 1 minute.
  • 6
    Transfer the mixture to a bowl and allow to cool off for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • 7
    In a large bowl, add cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, hot sauce, cooled clam mixture and crumbled bacon reserving some for garnish.
  • 8
    Stir well, cover with cling film making sure it touches the surface and transfer to the fridge for 2 hours.
  • 9
    When it’s time to serve, we’ll transfer the spread to a serving bowl and sprinkle on some fresh chopped parsley and crumbled bacon.
  • 10
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> https://youtu.be/s8yx7NPWG4w
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