A Very tasty recipe for stuffed clams. These are a great appetizer for all seafood lovers.
In a large pan, add 1 to 2 inches of water and clams. Bring water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and let the clams steam for approximately 6-10 minutes, until the shells open. Remove clams from the pot and let cool enough to handle. Discard any clams that have not opened.
Remove the clam meat from the and mince finely. Break apart the clam shells from their hin Pick 10-12 of the nicest looking clam shells and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F. have ready a large paking dish.
In a sauté pan, melt the butter on medium heat and add the minced onion. Once the onions have softened add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute, then add the parsley, bread crumbs, minced clams, lemon juice, and clam juice. Stir until the stuffing mixture is completely moistened. (If too dry, add a bit more butter or clam juice; if too wet, add a bit more bread crumbs.)
Lay clam shells on a baking dish. Spoon mixture onto each clam shell. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until Parmesan is lightly browned on top.