Chef Will Gilson’s Stuffies

In case you missed the great aquaculture discussion at the Let’s Talk About Food Festival, we wanted to share Chef Will Gilson’s (Puritan & Company) recipe for stuffies. There are terrific bites using sustainable New England shellfish with a ton of flavor.



8 quahog shells or ceramic ramekins

1 cup cooked, chopped clams

6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 ounces chopped cooked chorizo sausage

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 egg

1/2 cup minced green onions

1 cup dried fine bread crumbs

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon chili flake

1/4 cup reserved steaming liquid

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Aluminum foil


Preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees F

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands until all the ingredients are well combined.  Check the seasoning and then pack the mixture into the clam shells or ramekins. If using the shells, crumple up some foil on an oven-proof toaster tray to allow the shells to rest upright comfortably.

Bake for 7-10 minutes or until hot throughout.

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