Clam dip is easy to make for your next gathering using a Braun food processor. Forget about sore arms. It’s perfect every time!
One of the dips I am requested to make is this Clam Dip. Even people who don’t like seafood and shellfish like this. The only reason I don’t make it often is because it’s a pain to crush those clam pieces into the cream cheese and get enough liquid that it has the right consistency. You can work up a pretty good sweat doing that.
Then, I thought, why not give myself and the dip a break by making it in the food processor? It makes the perfect dip in a few seconds.
Use minced canned clams because they are in smaller pieces. They are much easier to use if you don’t have a food processor. If you have a good food processor, feel free to use the chopped ones instead. Of course, if you happen to have freshly steamed clams, those would be even better.
Usually, I make small quantities of things in the small bowl, but for this, I want to use the pastry blade that only fits the large bowl. Drain the clam juice into a bowl, and pour enough in to get to a dipping consistency, not all the juice, and give the rest of the juice to the family cat. She’ll love you even more!
Clam Dip Recipe
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- Drain the clam juice into a bowl and set it aside.
- Using the pastry blade, put the clams, cream cheese, dill, and True Lemon in the food processor bowl.
- Pulse until it is all mixed. Slowly add a little of juice, process, and see if it is the correct consistency. If it is not, add more juice. Add a dash of Tabasco then taste for seasoning. If it needs more Tabasco, lemon or dill, add some now.
- Put the dip in a nice bowl and give the rest of the juice to the family cat.