It’s a funny thing how long it can take to learn all the things that your sweetheart likes or dislikes when it comes to food. After nearly 7 years together I have just learned that Bunneh loves clam dip. I’m still not sure how I missed this, but there you have it. So for our New Year’s celebrations I decided to make clam dip for Bunneh. It’s actually a fairly straightforward recipe, but one that can be pretty heavy and calorie laden. With a little work I came up with substitutes and a bit of Ultra Gel to give the clam dip hold and was told the end result was awesome. As it’s all gone today I must concur.
8 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup light sour cream
7 ounces minced clams, drained (juice reserved)
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons garlic powder (depends on how garlicky you like it)
1/4 cup clam juice from drained clams
2 Tablespoons Ultra Gel
Combine soft cream cheese and sour cream and mix well. Add clams, worchestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder and clam juice and mix well. Whisk in Ultra Gel. Allow to stand in the fridge for 30 minutes to let flavors ripen, over night is even better. Serve with potato chips! (Little Girl ate it with a spoon).