Baked Stuffed Clams

Baked Stuffed Clams

Atlantic surf clams (Spisula solidissima) baked with a mixture of buttery cracker crumbs and seasonings.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: atlantic, baked, clam, Spisula solidissima, stuffed, surf
Servings: 4
Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 10-12 Clam Shells
  • 1 cup Clams meat, Atlantic surf clam (Spisula solidissima), chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green Pepper finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • dash Black Pepper
  • dash Worcestershire Sauce
  • 12 Ritz Crackers crushed
  • 1 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Chop clam meat for 1 cup of clams and juice.
  • Saute onion, celery, and green pepper in 3 tbsp. butter over medium high heat until vegetables are tender and slightly browned. About 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in flour, cheese, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add 1/4 cup of Ritz crackers and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in clams with their liquid, stirring while you cook until mixture is thick and bubbly. Add parsley (reserving a little for garnish). Divide mixture evenly among 10-12 clam shells.
  • Combine remaining crumbs and 1 tbsp. melted butter and sprinkle over the filled shells. Sprinkle lightly with paprika and remaining parsley.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Sodium: 435mg | Calcium: 54mg | Vitamin C: 23mg | Vitamin A: 934IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 141mg | Cholesterol: 41mg | Calories: 211kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 17g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 1mg
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