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MMM… HEALTHY DISHES & SNACKS


Chunky Clam & Bacon Dip with Pita Toast

Cook: 40 to 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 pound bacon (about 8 slices),
  • chopped two 6 1/2 -ounce cans minced clams
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped prime time red bel pepper
  • 3 scallions, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon drained bottle horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Tabasco to taste

PREPARATION

Accompaniment: pita toasts or potato chips In a skillet cook bacon over moderate heat, stirring, until golden and crisp and transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

In a large sieve set over a bowl drain clams, reserving clam juice, and in another bowl whisk together cream cheese and sour cream. Whisk 2 tablespoons reserved clam juice into cream cheese mixture with clams, bacon, and remaining ingredients. Dip may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring dip to room temperature before serving.

Serve dip with toasts or chips.

MAKES 2 CUPS