Stuffed Clams

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Ingredients

  • 12 large clams (quahogs)
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 or 3 lemons OR 1/2 c lemon juice
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. When buying clams, make sure they are closed and as fresh as possible. Throw clams into boiling water just until they open. Remove clam from shell and clean clams, removing and disposing of black sack. Drain and reserve clam juice.
  2. Chop up clam meat. Mix together bread crumbs, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix with clams and stuff shells.
  3. Pour reserved clam juice and lemon juice over clams. Place in baking dish and bake at 350° until bread crumbs brown on top. Makes about 12 half shells.

Tips/Techniques

HINTS: To make sure clams are fresh, put them in a pot of water. If they float, discard them. To make them less sandy, sprinkle corn meal over them and cover with water. Soon afterwards the clams will dispel most of their sand.
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