Baked Stuffed Clams
|Olive oil||3 Tablespoon|
|Bacon slices||3 , cut up|
|Finely chopped onion||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Fine dry bread crumbs||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Finely chopped parsley||3 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), pressed or finely chopped|
|Ground thyme||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Cayenne pepper||1 1⁄4 Pinch|
|Clams||18 Small, scrubbed, opened, and on the half shell (Little Necks)|
1. Combine olive oil, bacon, and onion in a 1-quart glass casserole. Microwave, uncovered, at Cook Cycle 1 (power level 10) for 4 to 6 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Add all remaining ingredients, except clams, and blend well.
2. Arrange clams around the edge of a 10-inch glass pizza dish. Pierce each clam several times with a toothpick. Top clams with crumb mixture. Microwave, uncovered, at Cook Cycle 2 (power level 9) for 6 1/2 to 8 minutes, or until clams are cooked.