Baked Clams Oreganata

Baked Clams Oreganata
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Baked Clams Oreganata
Jane Bruce
Baked Clams Oreganata

This classic clam dish is fantastic as a passed hors d'oeuvre for a party. Use the freshest clams you can find; the shells should be tightly shut, and any that are open should shut when tapped on a work surface. Some people like to add chopped garlic and red pepper flakes; I like to let the flavor of oregano shine on its own, but feel free to modify to suit your taste.

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4
Servings
1372
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: If you are comfortable working with a clam or oyster knife, you can skip the first step and open the clams directly, discarding the top shells. Do this over a bowl so that you can save any juices and add them to the baking dish later.

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  littleneck or cherrystone clams
  • 1/2  Cup  clam juice
  • 1  Cup  panko
  • 10  sprigs oregano
  • 1/2  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Arrange the clams in a baking dish and place in the oven just until they start to open.

Meanwhile, remove the oregano leaves from the stems and chop coarsely. Combine with the panko and extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Remove the clams from the oven and separate the top shell from the meat when cool enough to handle.* Discard the tops and place the bottom halves back in the baking dish.

Scatter the panko mixture over the clams and carefully add the clam juice to the bottom of the baking dish. Place back in the oven until the panko turns golden, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve when cool enough to handle.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
78g
100%
Sugar
77g
86%
Saturated Fat
55g
100%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
159g
100%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
45mg
5%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
163µg
41%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
170mg
24%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
879mg
59%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
26g
1%

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