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Monday, October 4, 2010

Hot Clam Dip - Blue Monday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I live in a college community where many are conversant with the Hadron collider. They just won't discuss it with you until football season ends. They are victims of football fever and until the final game is played their prime directive is, "Go, Ducks!" It affects the degreed and the politic and there's no cure for the curse that has grown men wearing green and yellow beneath judicial robes. Food, too, falls victim to the curse. Dips and chips and spreads are "in" and only the foolish plan elaborate meals while the fever holds sway. The simplest of snacks is sure to please and I'm happy to say that I do simple better than anyone I know. While searching for recipes that use canned clams I came across one featured by Emeril Lagasse. The recipe was actually developed by Jamie Gwen, a chef and radio personality, and I gave it a test run this weekend. It's not bad and if you are in the market for a hot dip it's worth a try. Here's the very simple recipe for a very simple dip. I've scaled the recipe to feed four. You may double it if you wish.

Hot Clam Dip...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, adapted from a recipe developed by Jamie Gwen

Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
1 tablespoon, finely grated onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon clam juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2/3 cup canned minced clams, drained (2 6-oz. cans)
Bread, chips or crackers

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Combine cream cheese, onion, lemon juice, clam juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Gently fold in clams. Scrape mixture into a shallow baking dish.
3) Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.
4) Serve with sliced French bread, potato chips, corn chips or crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

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This post is being linked to:
Smiling Sally - Blue Monday

48 comments:

Blaine said...

yummy for my tummy.

Roshan said...

very interesting dip.....would love to try.....

Lisa said...

That looks like a delicious snack. I don't think I'd be able to stop at just one cracker.

kitchen flavours said...

This dip looks delicious. And very interesting with the addition of beer. Just wondering how much of the beer that is needed? Would make a great biscuit snack for my kids. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

bellini valli said...

Pass me the bowl Mary. I am always up for something new.

Janet Marie said...

Oh, no. I'm in trouble. I love clams. I have some in the freezer. I have crackers. I could make that and eat more than one serving. It looks delicious.

Trying to remember the name of my dorm when I went to U of O....tooooo long ago and I didn't graduate. I married into a Beaver family - I understand the enthusiasm.

Have a wonderful week ~

Pondside said...

I love simple - and I love a recipe that can be made from things that I have on hand. This looks really good.

Priya said...

Wonderful looking dip..

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks good!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Are you sure that's enough for four??!!

Happy travels!

genny said...

hi,
following you from blue monday.
cheers!
genny
@http://gennyinabattle.blogspot.com

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

a very good dip!

carascravings said...

I don't like football, but I'd watch a game if I got to eat your dip!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds amazing, yum yum. Diane

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, I had to giggle. We live between TWO major universities and between football and basketball, every cook has a retinue of dip, tailgate, and munchie recipes! This looks interesting- I've enjoyed severil of his recipes
xoxo Pattie

Big Dude said...

Since 1945, the Ducks are 1 game over 500 and now are national contenders - the fever takes over :-). Your clam dip sounds delicious

Sushma Mallya said...

simple and yummy...

penny aka jeroxie said...

Great dip. you just come with so many lovely dips.

Jenn said...

We are big game day snack people...especially with college football! I love hot clam dip, my aunt used to make it Christmas time when I was younger! YUM!

SmilingSally said...

This one sounds delish.

Happy Blue Monday, Mary!

From the Kitchen said...

This looks like it might turn heads from the television for a minute or so. I think I'll add it to the holiday open house menu because I haven't seen clam dip in years on our party "circuit".

Best,
Bonnie

Pam said...

This sounds like a great dip for football game day! Clams are great and you made it easy. Have a wonderful day...

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

This is wonderful! I had a dinner party yesterday and my good friend Mary brought a delicious hot clam dip for an appetizer. How funny to see this here this morning!

LV said...

What a great way to spend a Blue Monday - visiting with you and enjoying all these goodies..

Merisi Vienna said...

I will be over there in a minute,
that looks so delicious!

Maria said...

Great dip for any party!

Jeannie said...

Any dip with cheese is always welcome on my dinner table:D really, the boys just can't resist cheese.

StephenC said...

I dare say the only possible improvement to this would be to go to the fishmonger and get a container of chowder clams. They should be chopped a bit in a food processor, but possess much more flavor and texture than canned clams. Just sayin'.

lostpastremembered said...

A classic dip for any occasion, not just sports!

When I began dating Dr. Lostpast... one of my first questions was about sports... he liked baseball a little he said... I was relieved since I am not a sports person and games were never going to be a big deal!

Nina Timm said...

My children are always on the lookout for a new dip recipe. I am sure they will love this hot dip!!! Thx for sharing Mary.
God Bless!

Satya said...

super delicious dip ..looks very inviting ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

A Year on the Grill said...

Looks so good. Around here (Kansas), we have been so starved for good sporting news, with the Chiefs undefeated, everyone has superbowl fever. I'm gonna wait a bit longer before I plan my menu for the party.

Fun post

Dave

Joanne said...

I have to concede, the only real reason I ever see to watch football is the food. Especially the dips. Love this.

pigpigscorner said...

Gorgeous dip! So seafoody, creamy..yum!

Donnie said...

That looks so good and easy. We entertain a lot in the winter and I will be serving this. thanks.

Rita said...

I have never heard or tasted Hot Clam Dip. I know someone in this house who would love me to try this recipe.

Victoria said...

What a very interesting dip! It's a good idea for a little snack! Have nice day :)

What's next said...

That looks very good... I've never made anything with clams.. I need to try this!

Nancy said...

Having just returned from Duck territory, I know of what you speak. This dip looks amazing.

Leslie said...

Ohhhh my, I have not had hot clam dip in years and years!!!! YUM

Mimi said...

Clams are my favorite seafood, this is right up my alley!

Kath said...

Well, I'd say your college town has every right to be proud of its team this year! (I'm a proud Husky after Saturday's win over USC! And I loved rubbing it in to my husband who graduated from SC.)

Your hot clam dip is perfect for football season. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I know so many people that will love this! Thanks for sharing this and I can't wait to see what they think of it. Hope you're having a great week so far.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Any kind of hot dip with seafood - I'm IN! This looks so easy too! A crowd pleaser for seafood/football lovers!

scrambledhenfruit said...

The dip sounds good- perfect for fall entertaining, football game or not!

Monet said...

What a wonderful snack for a football party (or any party for that matter!) I love clams, and I'm always in the need for some exciting dip recipes. We get bored with chips and salsa around here. Thanks for sharing love!

Marguerite said...

This clam dip looks fab and so easy, too! And I bet it would be good with shrimp, too. Thanks for sharing!

Eliana said...

This dip looks amazing and like it would seriously elevate any game day :)

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