Broiled Clams Oreganata

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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
13 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
You will need about 2 slices of whole-wheat bread to make 1 cup of crumbs.

Ingredients

whole wheat breadcrumbs

1 cup(s), fresh

fresh parsley

½ cup(s), fresh, finely chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

water

1 Tbsp

olive oil

2 tsp

dried oregano

½ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked clams with shell

1 pound(s), shucked, bottom shells reserved (2 dozen)

lemon(s)

1 medium, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler. Line the broiler rack with foil.
  2. Stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, water, oil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until the crumbs are evenly moistened. Stir in a little additional water, if needed.
  3. Place each clam in a half shell and top with a heaping teaspoon of the bread crumb mixture. Place the clams on the broiler rack and broil 5 inches from the heat until the clams are cooked through and the topping is golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Serve with the lemon wedges. Yields 6 clams per per serving.

Notes

Tear the bread into pieces, toss into your food processor, and process until crumbs form.

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