Baked Clams OreganataSource: Adapted from my mom
2 (6.5 oz) cans of minced clams in juice
½ c + 1 T seasoned bread crumbs, divided
2 t oregano
1 t garlic powder
2 T dried minced onion
2 t dried parsley flakes
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T grated Parmesan cheese
Olive Oil cooking spray
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Combine ½ c of the seasoned bread crumbs with the oregano, garlic powder, dried onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring the olive oil to a medium heat in a large skillet and add the bread crumb mixture. Brown bread crumbs in oil. Add clams and juice, remove from heat and stir to combine.
3. Split the clam mixture evenly into four small custard cups or ramekins. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 T bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Lightly mist the top layer with olive oil cooking spray.
4. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Alternate Serving Idea
You can also spoon the clam mixture into clam shells, sprinkle with topping and bake that way for a fun presentation.
Yields 4 servings. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 5 per serving