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Smoked Clams Casino

Smoked Clams Casino are the perfect grilled appetizer to enjoy on a beautiful day. This Casino recipe guarantees the house always wins!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Seafood
Keyword Clams Casino, Pellet Grill
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 407kcal


  • Pellet Grill- I used the Rec Tec RT-700



  • Rinse and srub the outside of each clam using cold water. once the clams are clean fill a large pot or bowl with cold water and a ¼ cup of salt. let the clams sit in the water to purge for about 2 hours. let butter sit out to soften while clams purge.
  • Preheat the Pelet grill to 325 degrees F.
  • cut raw bacon into 1 inch pieces and saute until crispy. Remove bacon and let coll on a paper towel. saute the scallions, diced bell pepper and garlic in the bacon fat. then let cool to room temperature.
  • fold the sauteed vegies, crispy bacon and ¼ cup of the pork king good breadcrumbs with the softened butter. then mix in remaining seasonings and 2 tbsp parmesan cheese.
  • once the clams are purged drain them off and pat dry. place them on you pellet grill to cook for about 25 minutes until the shells have completly opened. carfully remove the clams from the grill. once cooled down harvest the clams from the shells and chop them up to a medium dice. a few big chunks is ok but overal they should be evenly chopped.
  • Increase the temperature of the pellet grill to 400
  • Fold the Chopped clams into the casino butter mixture. then split apart the shells and rinse off any shell fragments. Scoop a heaping spoonful of the casino butter into 24 shells. Stir together the remaining pork king good breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then sprinkle over the clams
  • place the clams on a sheet pan and cook at 400 degrees in the pellet grill for 10-15 minutes until the crumbs on top are golden and the butter begins to bubble out the sides.


Serving size 3 clams


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1730IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg