12 Large clams
1 cup of Seasoned bread crumbs
2 medium garlic cloves minced
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/8 teaspoon of salt (optional)
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning (optional)
10 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese
Clean the clam well with a brush, them open , making sure to pour the juices into a medium size bowl. Cut the clams into small pieces and put into the clam juice. Put the 12 clam shell on a baking sheet of foil covered cookie sheet.
Take your parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, and saute in 5 tablespoons of olive oil on low heat, add the bread crumbs to this mixing it all together for 2 to 3 minutes. If needed and mix looks dry add more olive oil. Cook until you see the garlic in the mix turn a golden color. Once this happens remove it from the stove top.
Take the saute mixture and pour into the medium size clam and juice mixture, and mix well together.
Now spoon the mixture into the clam shells until they are nicely filled. Sprinkle the cheese lightly over each shell. Sprinkle the baking sheet with remaining olive oil then place the stuffed clams on it.
Preheat the oven at 375 degree oven: Bake the clams for about 25-30 minutes, when you notice a crust forming on the clams remove from oven.
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