24 large clams
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper
2 cloves garlic (diced)
1 cup panko bread crumbs
5 sliced smoked bacon
2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. old bay seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
in a skillet, cook bacon until crisp over medium heat. cut into pieces, and set aside.
wash clams, and let them soak in cold water for 30 mins. place on a baking sheet. Heat in the preheated 350 degrees oven for 1 to 2 minutes, or until clams open. discard any that do not open. remove meat from shells, and set aside. turn oven up to 450 degrees.
add the oil and butter to a small skillet, and place pan over medium heat. add in onion, pepper, and garlic; saute until tender. remove from heat, and cool. then combine the panko bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese.
start building your clams casino by placing the clam back into the shell. spoon a bit the cooked onion mixture on top, a dash of old bay seasoning, top with a piece of bacon, and a sprinkle of oregano.
bake at 450 degrees for 7 minutes. top with diced chives and serve.