ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Yield: 6 servings

ingredients

1 can (6oz) chopped clams, reserve clam juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup finely minced Vidalia onion

1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup Panko breadcrumbs

2 medium sweet Italian sausages out of their casings

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Paprika to sprinkle

4 – 6 tablespoons melted butter

DIRECTIONS

In a small skillet, cook sausage until done over medium heat. Crumble, and set aside. Keep the liquid fat.

Add 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a small skillet, and place pan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, and garlic; sauté until tender. Remove from heat, and cool.

In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, lemon juice, crumbled sausage with rendered fat, oregano, cheese, sautéed vegetables with their oil/butter and chopped clams with reserved clam juice (use just enough to wet the mixture – approximately 2 tablespoons). Mix well.

Fill muffin-cups (or small ceramic scallop shells with mixture and placed on baking sheet). Sprinkle with paprika. Drizzle with melted butter.

Bake at 450 degrees F for 7 minutes.

Serve immediately. Use Tabasco sauce & lemon wedges as side condiments.

 

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Maine-Style Baked Stuffed Clams

Maine-Style Baked, Stuffed Clams - the best you have ever eaten! This recipe is a Maine-style seafood dish, which adds old world flavors like sweet Italian sausage. Adding the sausage to the stuffed clams, adds a rich savory flavor and a spicy-sweet kick. This dish is simple and easy and is perfect for all seasons. Even if you're not a seafood lover, you'll really enjoy the minced clams in this savory hors d'oeuvre. Some people like to substitute crab for the clams. Either way, this buttery dish is fabulous.