Clams Casino

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 sticks unsalted butter,

1 tablespoon citrus herb seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 small shallot, minced

8 slices precooked bacon, cut in 2-inch long pieces

1 cup dried Italian seasoned bread crumbs

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

24 large clams, opened

2 to 3 cups sea or kosher salt, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small pot combine butter, citrus herb seasoning, garlic, lemon juice, and shallot. Heat over a low flame until butter is melted. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine bread crumbs, Parmesan and melted butter mixture. Mix well to combine.
  4. Place open clams on a baking sheet. Place a slice of bacon on top of each clam. Top with 1 tablespoon of the bread crumb mixture. Bake for 7 minutes.
  5. To serve, place about 2 to 3 cups of course sea or kosher salt onto a large platter. Arrange the clams on the salt, lightly pressing them so that they are nestled in.
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