Sunday, June 3, 2012

Smokey Clam Dip

While thumbing through the current issue of Sunset Magazine, I came across a recipe for Smoky Clam Dip that I had to try.  Who wouldn't want a "5-minute crowd-pleaser snack"!

I had everything needed in the pantry so it really was going to happen!  Well, almost everything....I served it with crackers instead of chips.  While the recipe called for 1 to 1 1/2 cans of clams, I put in two cans.  We felt it was needed.


Smokey Clam Dip
adapted from Sunset Magazine, June 2012

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green onion, sliced
1 Tbsp flat-leaf parsley, minced
1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika
2  6.5 oz cans minced clams, drained and liquid reserved

Whisk together cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, green onion, parsley and paprika.  Add clams and enough of the reserved clam liquid to create a good dipping consistency.

Serve with a variety of potato chips or crackers.

It truly takes just about five minutes to prepare.  Everybody commented on it so we know it was a hit! It is definitely something that I will make again.

PRINTABLE RECIPE

I am sharing today at On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds really good Kate and I have some frozen clams in search of a use. What size cans did you use.

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  2. My husband loves clams..One day I will make this..Thanks Kate!

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  3. Excellent sounding recipe. Perfect for last minute get-togethers.

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  4. Thats a nice dip
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  5. I used the small cans, Larry. There were 6.5 oz.

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  6. We love any kind of seafood, clams included! This sounds delicious and I think I would prefer it on crackers. Wonderful recipe!

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  7. I finally decide to subscribe to Sunset Magazine, and this is my first issue! I have everything in the cupboard. All I need is for the Salinas gale winds to die down, so I can sit outside and enjoy this-- with a cocktail-- and nosh on it. It does sound good.

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  8. I do love dips! This sounds very tasty and different with the clams:@)

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  9. What a wonderful idea - when I think of clams I think of chowder - this is a lovely alternative use!
    Mary x

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  10. this is the kind of snack I could munch on until the bowl was clean. I love clams..and cream cheese..and crackers.

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  11. Your clam dip looks so delicious! Definitely going to try this! :)

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  12. I love clam dip... this looks and sounds wonderful.

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  13. I think this would certainly be a crowd pleaser! The addition of smokey paprika makes this dip sound so interesting!
    Thanks for bringing the smoky clam dip to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  14. THis would be perfect for any dinner party!

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