Clams Casino

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Francine Lizotte

By
@ClubFoody

Perfect to serve for any occasion, these little guys will surely please everyone!

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Serves:
24 clams casino
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 24 large
    manila clams, rinsed
  • 3 slice
    bacon, cut roughly in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/3 c
    shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 c
    roasted red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 c
    panko® breadcrumbs
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 small
    pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    grana padano, grated and divided
  • ·
    lemon wedges, for garnish

How to Make Clams Casino

Step-by-Step

  1. In a medium sautépan over medium-high heat, place a steaming basket and fill up with water to the bottom of the basket; bring to a boil. When water is boiling, add clams, cover and steam for ONLY 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, add bacon and butter; cook until brown but not crispy. Remove with tongs to a plate lined with paper towel. Return the skillet on the heat and add shallot with roasted red pepper; sauté 1 minute before adding white wine. Cook until the liquid is reduced by 2/3. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute; remove from the heat.
  3. Chop cooked bacon into small pieces; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the roasted red pepper mixture, chopped bacon, breadcrumbs, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and 2 tbsp. grated cheese. Mix the ingredients until very well blended.
  4. Preheat the oven on broil placing the rack about 10-inch from the top.
  5. Separate clams from shells and keep the deepest one as a cooking vessel. Place them in a baking dish covered with coarse sea salt. Spoon the bacon mixture in each shell. Sprinkle a little cheese on top and then parsley. Transfer to the oven and broil for 5 minutes or until the top is slightly browned. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
  6. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtu.be/_MYWigPfNpE

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