DEVILED CLAMS, by Tika

Deviled Clams are perfect as an appetizer or a game day snack.
Deviled Clams are perfect as an appetizer or a game day snack.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 dozen clams
  • 1 sweet mini pepper
  • 2 TBSP celery
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • minced fresh parsley
  • paprika
  • lemon wedges

Scrub clams in cold water.  Place in large kettle with about ½” water in bottom.  Cover and cook over medium heat until clams open.

Remove clams from shells and separate shells into two pieces.  Rinse shells well.

In food processor, process celery, onions, pepper, and garlic.  Place in small saucepan with 2 TBSP butter and cook until tender.  In processor, add about 1/3 slice of bread and 8 Ritz crackers.  Process.  You should end up with about ½ cup, total.  Add to vegetables.

Chop the clams in the food processor and add to saucepan with ½ tsp thyme, crumbled bacon and ¼ tsp Sriracha sauce.  Heat through.

Lay clam shell halves in a shallow baking pan and fill with the clam mixture. Place under broiler and broil under high heat until browned, about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with minced fresh parsley and paprika. Serve with lemon wedges.

Deviled Clams are perfect as an appetizer or a game day snack.
Deviled Clams are perfect as an appetizer or a game day snack.

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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? 2015

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