Clam Casino Pizelle
According to legend, the recipe for clams casino was originally developed in 1917 in the Little Casino in Narrangasset Rhode Island, by a maitre d´hotel for a woman of means wanting something special for her guests. She named the dish after the hotel, and word and popularity of the dish has since spread across the United States, including New Orleans, where oysters are substituted for clams
People love appetizers, they are great for conversation and are a perfect start for an evening you will always remember. At Le Chef, we are always trying to create new ideas for them. We like to use the classics and present them in a way that provokes a great opening to a memorable dining experience.
This time we thought of an amazing famous appetizer that we can personalize to our style and that matches our Menu. Clam Casino is a well-known recipe. The name on its own evokes good times, I can imagine an Opera or Theater opening season night cocktail evening in New York city or Chicago.
As we can not always get the Clams delivered fresh we thought of a tasty alternative that would fit the taste. Using smoked oysters instea , we made finger food size Pizzas (Pizzelle) that works as the holding element; with our Cambozola cheese sauce and home-made roasted mixed Bell Peppers in Olive oil & Garlic topping together with the Oysters.
Easy to prepare, appealing to the eye, this great starter is amazing. Believe me, it works!
Poggiobello Pinot Grigio would be a made in Heaven pairing.