Italian Baked Clams Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 16 cherrystone clams
  • 1/2 pound backfin crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Groviera or Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoons clarified butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
How to cook Italian Baked Clams:
  • Saute garlic and shallots in butter for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add lemon juice and basil. Simmer 1 minute.
  • Stir in cream and simmer until thick. Add crab meat and cheese, stirring until blended. Remove sauce from heat and add salt and pepper.
  • Shuck clams and leave on half shell, removing muscle and rinsing out grit. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Top each clam with 1 tablespoon or more of sauce and arrange on baking dish or pan.
  • Bake 10 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


The Italian Baked Clams is great tasting food and easy to cook.

Tips on how to prepare clams for cooking.

This recipe for Italian Baked Clams serves/makes: 4

The Italian Baked Clams recipe is adopted from L'Ecole Restaurant - Baltimore, Maryland.

Main Ingredient: Clams (more Clams recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: Italian (more Italian recipes)

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