I wanted to make a clam dip to take to our Christmas Party at work. I've been doing so much baking (and actually not keeping any of it!) that I didn't have it in me to make much but a dip and my mom's cheese ball to take to the party. For those of you waiting for the cheese ball, I'll be posting the recipe for that tomorrow!
I went on a search. I did food blog search because I would have liked to find a recipe for a clam dip from a fellow blogger but came up pretty short. Not many out there. I found a few that were baked but I was feeling lazy. I didn't want to have to worry about having to heat something up before the party (too much work). lol. So, I went to allrecipes.com. I found a clam dip that I didn't have to bake and it turned out pretty good! I still think I prefer the dill dip with dried beef, but for a change of pace, this is a great recipe.
Martha's Clam Dip
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (6.5 ounce) can minced clams, drained with juice reserved
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, minced clams, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper. Blend in the reserved clam juice a few drops at a time, until the dip reaches the desired consistency.
The note to the dip says to let it sit overnight before adjusting the seasoning. I found I didn't need to adjust for my taste.