Clams on the half-shell, smothered with a green pepper, red onion and garlic puree, topped with bacon then broiled until bacon is crisp. Serve hot from the oven!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 24 large clams in shell, scrubbed
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 small red onion
- 1/4 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
Shuck clams from shell. Clean shells thoroughly. Place each clam onto a clean 1/2 shell; set aside.
Preheat broiler for medium heat.
In a food processor or blender, combine green and red pepper, red onion, bread crumbs, garlic, sea salt, pepper, oregano and butter. Blend until mixture becomes a mush, but not watery.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of mixture onto the top of each clam, and add one 1 inch piece of bacon on top.
Place the clams on a broiler pan and place under broiler about 4 inches from the heat. Broil for 8 to 12 minutes or until desired crispness of bacon is achieved.