Clams Casino

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

3 green peppers, chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup clam liquor

1 (4-ounce) jar pimientos, chopped

Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce to taste

12 clams on half-shell

2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Saute peppers, celery, and onion in butter. Add clam liquor and cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add pimientos, and season with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Arrange clams on the half-shell on a bed of rock salt in a flat pan. Cover clams with cooked mixture, and top with crumbled bacon. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes.

 

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