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Clams Casino..Clams Casino

cup bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onions
teaspoon cayenne pepper
24 Florida Farm-raised clams
6 sliced bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled

Combine bread crumbs, butter, bell pepper, parsley, green onions and pepper, blend well. Shuck clams, leaving loosened clam meat in one half of shell and discard other half of shell. Place clams on-half-shell in a baking dish and cover each with about a teaspoon of the casino mixture. Broil clams 4 to 6 inches from heat for about 3 minutes or until browned. Garnish with bacon and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings