Clams Casino II

2 dozen Mahogany clams                      2 Tbsp. celery, minced
½ cup softened butter                         ¼ cup of bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. pimento, minced                      1 Tbsp. anchovy paste
2 Tbsp. green pepper, minced               Bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

After scrubbing the clams, cover them with ice until the shells can be opened. Leave them on the half shell. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl combine the butter, pimento, green pepper, celery, bread crumbs, and anchovy paste. Spread this mixture over the open clams. Cover each clam with a bacon piece. Bake about 10 to 12 minute or until the bacon is done.

Serves 2