There are very creative dishes you can consider putting on a clam menu. Clams are cooked and eaten raw all over the world; they are tasty enough to appeal to virtually anyone who enjoys shellfish. Whether consuming them raw, in a stew or as an addition to a pasta sauce, clams are an exciting addition to any meal. Here are some great clam menu ideas.
Wine Braised Clams
This is a Mediterranean style dish, in order to preserve the original flavor of clams, only add onions, and dribble a little white wine, then olive oil to cook. Use olive oil to make food to sustain bright color, releasing a seductive fragrance. Wine accompanied by seafood is very delicious. Do not worry about intoxication, due to the heating process; the alcohol will evaporate, leaving behind only wine aroma. Serve this dish as a starter to instantly win the hearts of the people enjoying this clam menu.
This is a delicious dish. You need to thinly slice the onions and bell peppers and along with the clams cover the bottom of the casserole. Throw in some vegetables and drizzle some oil on top of it all. Dish with a little vegetable oil. Layer some more clams and onions on top of the veggies and for an extra burst of flavor, spread some mustard on them. To top it all off, sprinkle some bread crumbs, grated cheese, salt and butter over the entire dish. Some dabs of butter would greatly enhance this preparation. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until the clams and onions are tender.
Cheesy Clam Chowder
Soup lovers will love this heartwarming, sinfully rich and savory soup. Make it in quantities because people will want a second helping of this delicious broth. If you are worried about calories you can always go for the low fat cheese. It is absolutely perfect for a chilly winter evening.
Rice and Baby Clams
People will prefer eating this dish in a hot pot so that the rice is crispy. You can spray the pot with non stick cooking spray and heat it on the stove for a couple of minutes. Now, add rice and a couple of teaspoons of oil around the rim to make the rice crispy and pour the clam mixture on top. Once ready to serve, throw in some crispy pork rinds. The sauce is a blend of soy sauce and spicy sate sauce.
Hope you enjoy these clam menu ideas. In case you are looking for dishes for your clam menu you can refer to these great recipe ideas.
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