Baked Stuffed Clams

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My clams are requested all the time. They are the perfect appetizer for any occasion and so easy to make. Definitely guaranteed to rival anything you get in a restaurant! Great to freeze and have as a quick snack anytime. (Note: if you don't have clam shells, form tin foil into clam shaped cups, and proceed as directed.)

close up view of Baked Stuffed Clams on a baking sheet
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 24 Clean Clam Shells

  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved

  • 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained

  • 4 cups fresh bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup minced sweet onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • lemon pepper to taste

  • paprika to taste

  • 2 lemons, quartered

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  2. In a large frying pan, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until translucent. Stir in clams, crab meat, parsley, lemon pepper, and bread crumbs. Reduce heat to low, and slowly pour in clam juice until mixture is slightly sticky, but not wet. The bread crumbs will continue to absorb moisture, so be careful not to add too much clam juice.

  3. Fill each clean clam shell with mixture, pressing tightly into shell. Arrange on a baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly with paprika. (Stuffed shells may be covered and frozen at this point for later use.)

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and sizzling. If frozen, bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until warmed through. Serve warm on a platter with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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