Baked Clams Oreganata2017-12-21
Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl stir together topping ingredients until combined well and season with salt and pepper. Scrub reserved clam shells inside and out and dry. In a shallow baking pan spread coarse salt about 1/4 inch deep and nestle shells in salt to keep them level. Return shucked clams to shells and cover generously with topping. Clams may be prepared up to this point 1 hour ahead and chilled. Bake clams in middle of oven 10 minutes. Serve clams nestled in coarse salt on a platter.