Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day Manchego Baked Clams!!!

Happy Father’s Day!!! Father’s Day should be every day not just one day, but since we want to give everyone a great simple thing to make this father’s day we made simple baked clams.
Along with great BBQ, seafood seems pretty manly, so these bad boys can be made and ready to eat in 10 minutes, that is if your manly father is there to open the clams other, otherwise it may take about 30 minutes.  So enjoy these simple manchego whole baked clams for father’s day!

*If you don’t have granulated garlic you can use 1 teaspoon garlic salt with a Tablespoon of minced garlic.
Ingredients: serves about 6 about 5 clams per person

30 clams
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup manchego cheese
1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup chicken stock
1 small jar diced tomatoes

To get everything going  preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place your clams in a large bowl of cold water and ¼ cup salt and let sit for about 10 minutes to clean some of the grit out, and then rinse under running water.

Next place the clams on a baking tray and place in oven for 3 minutes, just enough time to allow the clams to open.

Open and clean the clams by breaking the two shells apart and removing the clam completely with a butter knife, get all the grit out, and then place the clam back on one shell.

In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs, grated manchego cheese, salt and granulated garlic. Slowly add the chicken stock, until the mix is almost wet. Pack the clams with the mix and lay back on baking tray. Fill the bottom of the tray with about a ¼ cup of water, this way the clams will stay moist.

Place back in the oven, but now on broil, for 6 minutes.

Remove, top with diced pimento and enjoy!

Happy Father’s Day!!

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