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Healthy & Delicious: Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms

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[Photo: Kristen Swensson Sturt]

Over the last month of this column, we've delved into healthy, delicious, and relatively inexpensive passed appetizers, excellent for any time of year, but especially the holidays.

This week, just in time for the New Year, we're finishing off our exploration of hors d'oeuvres with an adaptation of Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms from All Recipes.

It's a pretty simple dish; you mix a few ingredients, cram them into a pre-baked mushroom, heat it up, and serve. No muss, no fuss. Well, actually, a little fuss: balancing the cheese on top of the stuffing required more coordination than of which I'm capable. Alas, that's more of a sad commentary on my dexterity than anything else.

The best part about this recipe is the addition of clam. Largely sustainable and virtually fat-free, it's an interesting twist on what can occasionally be a fairly staid recipe. Buying a more upscale brand will only help the flavor of your dish, as some find bargain-basement clams to be a little tough and perhaps even a tad tasteless.

And with that, have a healthy and happy New Year everyone. See you in 2011.

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