Since it's National Clams on the Half Shell Day, why not eat them with Bacon?
Often, Clams Casino is a pretty depressing affair. In a typical recipe, the Bacon and clams are chopped into bits, before being combined with giant mounds of flavorless Ritz cracker breadcrumbs, which never seem to cook through and can remain kind of gummy after cooking.
Our recipe places the emphasis of Clams Casino much more firmly where it belongs: On the BACON and the clams. We skip the breadcrumbs altogether, leaving the clams whole, bathed in butter and white wine, and protected from overcooking by a blanket of thick-cut Bacon.
Finally Clams Casino done right!
See full recipe here: http://www.fromaway.com/cooking/clams-casino