This incredible baked clam dip is like digging into a giant baked clam. The flavors are all there…and really yummy. A hint of lemon and a small zing with the hot sauce make this dip perfect for having guests over. Watching the big game? No matter who wins or loses the game, you’ll be the champ when you serve this dish (clever, huh?).
Watch Kris and Wesley make this amazing dip from our TV episode “Holiday Fare.” Then, see the full recipe below:
Incredible Baked Clam Dip
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter 3/4 stick
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 whole lemons juiced
- 2 6.5 oz. cans of chopped clams with juice
- 1 tbsp of your favorite hot sauce like Tobasco of Krytsals
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
Pre-heat oven to 350 F
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat
Toss in onion, pepper, celery and garlic. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes
Add lemon juice, clams (with juice), hot sauce and salt
Take off the heat and add the bread crumbs.
Put into a greased medium-sized casserole dish
Bake for 25 minutes
Remove from oven and turn on the broiler
Add the dish back in and broil for about 3 minutes...until lightly browned on top (keep an eye on this...will brown quickly).
Serve with warm bread slices or crackers