Garlic & Pimento Butter Clam with Bacon

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 15 mins

Garlic, paprika, butter, clam, baccon...yeah I know, I fell in love the first bite. *Recipe from Emeril's cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare the butter: In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, pimentos, garlic, and chives.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add parsley.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Spoon the butter onto a piece of parchment paper, for a long 1-inch round log.
  7. Roll the log up tightly in the parchment paper.
  8. Wrap the butter log a second time in plastic wrap.
  9. Refrigerate until firm (*Ialways make more of this butter. It's really versatile and hey, how can you have too much butter?) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  10. With an oyster knife, shuck each clam, remove the top shell and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  11. Loosen the clams away from the bottom shell.
  12. Remove the butter from the refrigerator and slice into thin pats.
  13. Place the pieces of bacon on top of each other and slice into 1-inch pieces.
  14. Place a pat of the butter on top of each shucked clam.
  15. Lay a piece of bacon on top of the butter.
  16. Place on the top rack in the oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy.
  17. Remove from the oven and place the clams on a large platter.
  18. Pour any pan drippings over the clams.
  19. Garnish with parsley.

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