Italian Baked Clams Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Note:

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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