Italian Clams Casino Recipe

Serves/Makes: 36 appetizers


  • 36 cherrystone clams in the shell
  • 2 cups finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves fresh, slivered, garlic
  • Parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • Coarse sea salt or rock salt
How to cook Italian Clams Casino:
  • Line a shallow baking pan with heavy aluminum foil. Add enough rock or sea salt to cover the bottom of the pan. Scrub the clams.
  • Carefully open the clams leaving them on half shells and place them in the baking pan.
  • Saute the peppers and onions in butter. Place a sliver of garlic under the meat of each clam.
  • Spread a generous amount of peppers and onions on each clam. Top each clam with Parmesan cheese.
  • Top each cherrystone clam with a piece of raw bacon and bake for 12-15 minutes (or until bacon is crisp) at 400°F (200°C).


Clams casino make a wonderful appetizer for any occasion.

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This recipe for Italian Clams Casino serves/makes: 36 appetizers

The Italian Clams Casino recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

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

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