Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hot Clam Dip and Hot Clam Dip- Number 2

Not very creative with her recipe titles I know! But creative with her recipes thats for sure!! 

Hot Clam Dip (the one thats featured up close in the photo). Easy as pie, and this one was the preferred dip. Simply saute some onion and green pepper add processed cheese, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sherry cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Stir this combination over the top of a double boiler. 

To serve this delectable dip Marjorie suggests using sour dill pickle slices or toast or crackers. At the Blue Elephant we served with butter crisp crackers and for the occasional daring customer we broke out a dill pickle. The word was that it was in fact delicious and did bring out the flavor of the dip. 

Hot Clam Dip- Number 2. This was the more inventive of the two. Saute some bacon and garlic, drain off some of the fat and add minced clam and juice. Mix cornstarch and tomato paste and then add to the aforementioned bacon/clam mixture and stir until thickened. Add seasonings and simmer. 

Marjorie recommends serving this particular dip with toasts or rounds. For this particular dip at the Blue Elephant we served it with Sunbeams. The crackers that I just finished posting about. It was a delightful combination. 

Both of these recipes come from the section "These 'Firsts' Are Last." I like the title of this section, I can't decide wether or not it they are recipes that Marjorie was actually fond of or not. I have made most of them and generally speaking they have been pretty good! 

Looking for something new to try? Turn to this section, they're easy and fun! 

Blue Elephant Cafe
12 Pepperell Square
Saco, Maine 04072

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