Holiday Harbor Clams

A delicious fusion of Clams Oreganata and Clams Casino, without the bacon.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: clams, cooked, cooked shellfish, oregenata
Servings: 4
Calories: 165
Author: Chef Phillip J. Cragg


  • 12 clams Littlenecks

Oreganata Breadcrumbs

  • 2 oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 bunch oregano fresh, finely chopped
  • sea salt freshly ground
  • white pepper freshly ground
  • Pinch lemon zest freshly grated

Casino Butter

  • 2 oz salted butter
  • 1 tsp red pepper diced
  • 1 tsp green pepper diced
  • Pinch parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • Heat through the clams over indirect heat, such as on a rack over a grill or over steam, until they open.
  • Loosen the clams from the shell with a clam knife, so they are easier to eat.
  • Lightly moisten the Oreganata Bread-crumb mix with a little Casino Butter. Spoon a teaspoon of the mixture over each clam.
  • Return clams to the grill until the breadcrumbs start turning a light golden brown.
  • Divide among 4 plates. Spoon a teaspoon of the casino butter on each clam and serve immediately.


Chef Philip J. Cragg, of the Academy of Culinary Arts, in Mays Landing, N.J., prepared this recipe for the Romancing the Clam live cooking event in 2009 in Savannah, Ga.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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