Clams Casino

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 38 min 4
Clams Casino
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18 clam(s) Littleneck clams
2 leaf Bay leaf
1/2 cup Water
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 medium shallot(s) Shallots (minced)
3/4 medium pepper(s) Green bell pepper (minced)
57 gm Peameal bacon (finely chopped)
1 cup Bread crumbs, plain
2 tsp White wine vinegar
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp Chives (chopped)
2 tsp Oregano, fresh (minced)
1/2 tsp Paprika, smoked
1/2 tsp Black pepper
4 lemon wedge Lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Put clams, bay leaves, and water into a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. The moment it reaches a boil, bring the heat down to medium/low and continue to cook the clams until they begin to pop open. It should only take 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Drain all water from the pan and throw away any clams that did not open. Set aside all opened clams.
  4. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once the temperature has increased, add the shallots and bell pepper. Stir frequently until they are soft, but not browned (about two minutes).
  5. Add the bacon to the pan and cook until fat has rendered and bacon is lightly browned and crisp (about 3 minutes). 
  6. Stir in bread crumbs to evenly coat in bacon fat and cook, stirring and tossing, until bread crumbs are lightly toasted (about 2 minutes). Transfer mixture to a large glass bowl. 
  7. Stir in the vinegar parmesan cheese, chives, oregano, paprika, and black pepper.
  8. Pop the clam meat from the shelves and stir into the breadcrumb mixture. 
  9. Stuff the filling back into the clamshells and then bake for about 20 minutes. 
  10. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 390
Calories from fat 95
Calories from saturated fat 26.3
Total Fat 10.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 1538 mg
Potassium 423 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Sugars 6.8 g
Protein 37 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.8
Meat 2.0
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.0

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