Sands casino clams
12 littleneck clams, shucked, on the half shell
1 tablespoon each finely chopped red, green and yellow sweet bell peppers
1 1/2 strips bacon, fried crisp and chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon finely minced shallots
1/2 cup fresh English muffin crumbs
1/2 cup grated Pecorino
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup (1 stick) sweet butter, softened
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine peppers, bacon, garlic, shallots, crumbs, cheese, butter, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl. Top each clam with about 1-1/2 tablespoons of the mixture. Bake until topping is slightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Nutritional information per serving: 117 calories (72 percent from fat), 9.4 g fat 5.7 g saturated, 2.5 g monounsaturated), 28.9 mg cholesterol, 4.3 g protein, 3.9 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fiber, 179.1 mg sodium.