Love seafood, and love stuffed clams! I’ve wanted to make these for some time though, but never really had a go to recipe. This came from a friend, and it does seem like a load of directions and ingredients but I swear its’completely worth it.
10 large cleaned clams
1 minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon clam juice (or cooking liquid from steaming the clams)
¼ cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
3 tablespoons minced onion
1 stick butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, fresh dill weed for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350F
Pour a couple of inches of water to a big pot and bring it to a boil.
Add the clams and cover the pot, ( enough water to cover clams) Bring to boil them bring down to a simmer. Let it steam for about 10 minutes or until shells open. Discard any that haven’t opened after this point. Remove the clam meat from shells once they have cooled to handle. Mince up the clams. You can use the clam shells or use other shells on hand. Rinse and clean them set aside. This recipe will fill 10 large half shells .
Melt the butter in a skillet over a medium heat, then sauté the onions for a couple of minutes or until tender, then add in the garlic till heated. Add in breadcrumbs, lemon juice, clam juice and clams. Stir until it’s completely moistened. Set your shells into a baking dish and scoop out your mixture into each shell. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Cook about 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown
Serve with lemon juice if wanted.