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Brewster Baked Stuffed Clams

Looking for a fun spot on Cape Cod? Be sure to stop in the historic sea captain’s town of Brewster, Massachusetts. It is centrally located on the bay side of Cape Cod. The town owns two championship golf courses and there are miles of salt water beaches. Don’t forget to visit the Great Cape Herb Farm [1], offering organic medicinal herbs. And if your a baseball fan like Charlie, don’t miss the Brester White Caps [2], members of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Former alumni include such big league stars as Geoff Blum, Mike Myers, Chase Utley, Billy Wagner. The Cape League marks in 125th season in 2009 attracting the country’s top college players.


When Charlie travels to the lower Cape to play golf in Brewster, he enjoy a nice ice cold beer and a couple of stuffed clams. Here’s a delicious recipe for baked stuffed clams.

Stuffed Clams Recipe

12 medium-size cherrystone clams
2 tablespoons water
rock salt (optional)
2 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dry white wine
Freshly ground black pepper
8 slices bacon, cut into thirds

Place the clams and water in a pan, cover and steam until clams open. Reserve the liquid, remove the clams form the shells and chop finely. Wash the shells and place on rock salt in shallow baking pan. Melt butter in a skillet and saute the shallots and garlic until just tender. Add the bread crumbs, celery, parsley, basil, oregano, cheese, oil, wine and pepper. Mix well. Stir in enough of reserved liquid to moisten crumbs but not make it soggy. Distribute chopped clams among the shells, top with bread crumb mixture and a piece of bacon. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes and then broil until browned. Serves 4.

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