- 2 dozen cherrystone clams
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 green bell pepper, minced
- 1 small onion, minced
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 4 slices bacon, partially cooked and diced
- lemon juice
Scrub clams well; put on a rack in a large kettle with water in the bottom. Cover and heat over medium low heat until clams open. Take clams from shells and separate halves; save shells.
Mince the clams with knife or in food processor. Melt the butter over medium heat in a skillet; sauté green bell pepper and onion until tender. Add minced clams, bread crumbs, ground thyme and Tabasco sauce.
Place clam shell halves in a shallow baking pan; fill shells with the minced clam mixture and sprinkle each with diced bacon. Place under broiler and broil under medium heat until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with minced fresh parsley, if desired.
Serves 4 to 6.
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