Roasted Clams Casino


2 dozen littleneck clams

1/2 lb butter, soft

3 strips bacon

2 shallots, chopped

5 cloves of garlic, chopped

3 tbsp chopped parsley

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup bread crumbs

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground pepper



Steam clams until they open.  Let cool.

Remove clams from shell.

Reserve one half of the clam shells and wash them.

Place clams back into shells.

Cook bacon until slightly crisp.  Allow to cool and chop into small pieces.

Place butter, bacon, shallots, garlic, parsley, cheese, salt and pepper into a food processor and pulse until all combined.

Spread butter compound onto the clam.

Sprinkle with bread crumbs.

Place under a broiler until bread crumbs brown.