Seafood recipes
Baked Clams
12 cherrystone clams
2 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

1. Remove clams from half shell and chop coarsely. Set clams and shells aside.

2. In a medium-sized, heat-resistant, non-metallic mixing bowl place 2 tablespoons butter. Heat in Microwave Oven 30 seconds or until melted.

3. Add onion and garlic. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 energy 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add egg, the 1/4 cup bread crumbs, chopped clams and oregano to onion mixture.

4. Spoon mixture into reserved shells. Place shells on a heat- resistant, non-metallic serving platter.

5. In a small bowl combine the 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs and the 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle buttered bread crumbs on top of clam mixture.

6. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until heated through.

Yield: 4 servings

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