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Chef John's Clams Casino Dip

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"This clam dip appetizer contains the same basic ingredient list as traditional clams casino, and while it really tastes nothing like its hot namesake, I think any fan of the clam dip will be very happy with it."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 549 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook and stir bacon with butter in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon fat, set bacon aside, and place skillet back onto medium heat. Add jalapeno, red pepper, diced celery, garlic, and green onions; cook and stir until vegetables start to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in reserved clam juice and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Transfer vegetable mixture to plate to cool.
  3. Open second can of clams and drain juice, combine with reserved clams, cream cheese, bacon, cooled vegetables, juice from lemon, and freshly ground black pepper and hot sauce to taste. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with chopped bacon and green onion. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 549 calories; 41.4 g fat; 22.4 g carbohydrates; 21.7 g protein; 113 mg cholesterol; 745 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I just made this recipe for the second time last night and I would be remiss if I didn't rate it, especially since I was asked to make it again. Last time I made it was Thanksgiving and everyone...

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This was a lot of work for very little return. I made it the day before and thought that the flavor would meld over night, however it was rather bland, not very clammy, and because it was made ...

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I just made this recipe for the second time last night and I would be remiss if I didn't rate it, especially since I was asked to make it again. Last time I made it was Thanksgiving and everyone...

Most excellent! One of my all time favorite dishes, ever. I could eat this daily. My whole family loved it too, which was a downside since it disappeared too quickly. Prepared exactly as written.

I brought this to our July 4th party and everyone raved about it. We used fresh caught hard shell clams which we steamed open and then minced. I cooked the veggies and then added in the clams an...

Everyone loved this dip. I think it could be served with hard breads, veggies, and other crackers. It was better the second day and even better the third.

If you have not yet made this, you really should. Delicious comfort spread/dip (if there is such a thing). Plus, it seems easily to customize if you choose. Would make a nice gift for a dinner ...

This was a lot of work for very little return. I made it the day before and thought that the flavor would meld over night, however it was rather bland, not very clammy, and because it was made ...

This was fantastic! I added a lot more peppers than the recipe called for, and it made the dip "meatier", if that makes any sense. I left out the green onion and cooked with onion powder instead...

Great either warmed or room temp. Outstanding flavors, even better with an appropriate adult beverage and Carr's Table Water Crackers.

The flavor of this dip was good (after I modified) but I could not taste a single bit of clam flavoring. I think the cream cheese and bacon overpowers the clams and clam juice. I added cayenne p...