EASY DELICIOUS STUFFED CLAMS

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Teresa G

By
@GrannyGravymaker

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6 (2 per person)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make EASY DELICIOUS STUFFED CLAMS

Step-by-Step

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

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