Posted by: kothie 10-21-99 11:46
Baked Clams with Garlic and Cheese
Category: appetizers, seafood
Yield: 4 servings
4 dozen clams
8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 lbs butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup white wine
3 tsp bread crumbs
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup grated cheese
Wash clams in cold water. Place in a pot, then pour in white wine. Cover and bring quickly to a boil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove clams and drain reserve liquid. Detach empty half of clam shell.
Preheat oven at 400 F (190 C).
Melt butter in a small saucepan, then saute chopped garlic for 2 minutes, until garlic has slightly browned. Add 2 tablespoons of clam wine liquid and chopped parsley, then season with salt and pepper.
Arrange clams in a baking tray. Sprinkle some breadcrumbs on each clam, add a dollop of garlic butter mixture. Top with some grated cheese, then bake in oven for about 4-7 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven, then arrange in serving plates. Garnish with parsley and serve with white wine.
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