John's Clams Casino

Lauren Conforti


My husband made this recipe. After not finding just what he wanted on the internet, he combined several to make his own.

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1/2 c
bacon, diced fine
1 1/2 Tbsp
white wine, dry
1/4 c
red bell pepper, diced fine
2 Tbsp
shallots, minced
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
bread crumbs, dry
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
clams, cherrystone
lemon wedges (optional)
clam juice

How to Make John's Clams Casino


  • 1Partially steam clams just to get them to open (about 2 mins). Carefully shuck clams (remove top shell)
  • 2Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  • 3Add bacon to pan, cooking until bacon begins to brown, stirring occasionally.
  • 4Add wine. Cook until liquid evaporates (about 30 seconds), scraping to loosen browned bits.
  • 5Add bell pepper, shallots & garlic to pan. Cook 4 mins or until tender. Place mixture in a medium bowl.
  • 6Add breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley & black pepper to bacon mixture. Stir until blended.
  • 7Cover a baking sheet with foil.
  • 8Take a very sharp knife and make 2 small slits across each clam. Drizzle with a little clam juice to keep them from drying out.
  • 9Place each clam in shell on the foil.

    ** TIP: To keep them from moving & tipping, simply take a small bowl of sea salt and add a tiny bit of water to just moisten the salt & make it clumpy. Place a small mound on the foil & place a shell on the salt mound. It will stay put better.
  • 10Top each clam with an equal amount of the bacon mixture.
  • 11Broil until tops are browned and clams are done. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

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About John's Clams Casino

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Parmesan, #shell, #half