So when we were in Niagara Falls, my husband and I had the most delicious baked clams with bacon while dining out one evening. When we got home, I decided to try my hand at making my own baked stuffed clams recipe. Some call these clams casino but I did not follow any rules when making these Italian Clams Oreganata but I will tell you that they are SO GOOD!
No really- they are to die for!
Baked Stuffed Clams Recipe
Best Baked Stuffed Clams Recipe Ever
- 2 lbs littleneck clams
- 5 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp chopped basil
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/3 cup roasted red peppers chopped
- 3/4 bread crumbs
- 1 can chopped clams rinsed and drained
Soak clams in water for 20 minutes.
Scrub each clam with a brush and put in a pot with 1 cup water and two bay leaves and cover.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat until the clams open, approx 7 minutes.- strain the clams and reserve the liquid.
Meanwhile, saute olive oil and garlic add the canned clams and heat through.
Take the clams out of the shells and chop those into pieces and add to the saute pan. Cook through.
Pull the clam shells apart and place on a baking pan.
Combine the bread crumbs, bacon, cheese, red peppers and herbs, add the clam mixture and eggs and combine.
The mixture should be moist. So add the clam juice until it has a wet consistency
Fill each shell.
Preheat broiler to low and cook for approx. 7 minutes..
This recipe for baked stuffed clams with bacon is really a winner! They are flavorful and perfect to serve for dinner or a party. Be sure to make your own version today, you will not be disappointed.