Clams Casino with Compound Butter

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
2 dozen clams
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 24 littleneck clams
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • White wine
Directions
  • In a skillet over medium heat, saute the garlic, onion and peppers in the olive oil until the vegetables are softened. Let cool completely.

  • Combine the pepper mixture with the butter and mix well to combine.

  • Preheat the broiler.

  • Open the clams and place on a baking sheet. Top each clam with a dollop of compound butter, some bacon and breadcrumbs. (You may not use all of the butter.) Drizzle with olive oil and white wine.

  • Broil until the breadcrumbs turn golden brown. Serve immediately.

  • This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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