We had friends over for dinner a few days ago and instead of having a sit down meal we decided to make a bunch of appetizers. It was a simple, casual and tasty dinner. Everyone enjoyed grazing throughout the evening – especially the kids. I adapted this recipe from my newest library find, “Gourmet Every Day”. I really like this cookbook, it has fun and family friendly recipes that are a bit gourmet. This clam dip was creamy and delicious even though I used fat free sour cream and light cream cheese. The big chunks of clam were chewy and flavorful while the red pepper and shallot gave it a nice crunch. I really, really liked this dip -which isn’t a good thing because it’s very addictive and I ate too much. I served it with little rye crisps and pita chips. The kids and adults enjoyed this creamy clam dip.
Creamy Clam Dip:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Adapted from Gourmet Every Day
- 8 oz of light cream cheese
- 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
- 2 6.5 oz cans chopped clams, reserving 3 tbsp of juice
- 2 small baby bell peppers, finely chopped
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (not pictured)
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Sea salt to taste
- 1/8 tsp cayenne
Combine the sour cream and cream cheese in a small bowl then whisk together until creamy and smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and season with salt if needed. Serve with pita chips and rye crisps. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net