John's Clams Casino

Lauren Conforti


My husband John made this recipe. After not finding just what he wanted on the internet, he made 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
  • 12
    clams, cherrystone
  • ·
    lemon wedges (optional)
  • ·
    clam juice

How to Make John's Clams Casino


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

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