Baked Stuffed Cherrystone Clams

Try to use fresh clams rather than canned in this dish. Once you do, you’ll never go back to canned! Cherrystone clams are hard-shell quahogs and are generally 21/2" in diameter.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh cherrystone clams, well-scrubbed and opened, meat removed
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 slices whole-grain wheat bread, toasted and crumbled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. paprika

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place opened shells on a baking sheet.
  • Place the clam meat and the rest of the ingredients in the food processor or blender and pulse until mixed but not puréed.
  • Spoon the stuffing into the shells. Sprinkle with paprika and bake for about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh cherrystone clams, well-scrubbed and opened, meat removed
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 slices whole-grain wheat bread, toasted and crumbled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. paprika

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place opened shells on a baking sheet.
  • Place the clam meat and the rest of the ingredients in the food processor or blender and pulse until mixed but not puréed.
  • Spoon the stuffing into the shells. Sprinkle with paprika and bake for about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbohydrate12g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Protein5g