These cheesy stuffed clams are a wonderful item to serve during the holidays or whenever you have a taste for something a little bit different. As an appetizer or sea

How To Make Cheesy Stuffed Clams

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Preparation:
1 hr 40 mins
Cooking:
35 mins
Total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Serves:
6

Ingredients

  • 10 large clams well rinsed and cleaned
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 1 stick butter stored at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp clam juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Boil the clams for about 10 minutes or until they open.
  • Once the clams are boiled enough, remove them from the pot and discard any clams that haven't opened.
  • Next, remove the clam meat and mince them finely.
  • Break apart the clamshells at the hinge and rinse thoroughly. After that, select a dozen of the best-looking clams and refrigerate.
  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and saute the minced onions in butter.
  • When the onions have softened, add in the garlic.
  • Cook the onions for an additional minute and add the parsley, breadcrumbs, boiled clams, lemon juice, and clam juice.
  • Stir everything until almost all liquid is absorbed and moistened. You may need to add some more juice as you stir.
  • After stirring, lay the clamshells on a cookie sheet and fill them with the stuffing mix.
  • Sprinkle the clams with cheese and bake them in the oven for approximately 25 minutes. For the clams to have a crispier top, broil them on high for a minute prior to removing them from the oven.
  • Once your clams are ready, sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Afterward, serve them and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 948IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

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