I've made clams many many times, but with the same 2 or 3 recipes for years. I want to come up with something different, and while I'm at it, fulfill this desire I have had lately to come up with more elegant ways to present my ravioli dishes.
Basic idea is; Instead of linguine with clam sauce, we've got a ravioli stuffed with clam, served in a clam shell with the clam sauce. I don't think a clam has nearly enough meat in it so I'm thinking mushroom, ricotta, and clam. I thought about using porchini ground into powder like I have for gnocchi in the past, but I know how easily that stuff can overpower the other flavors. A well caramelized white button or duxelles are what I'm leaning towards.
Interested in recipes that might not contain mushrooms too. Making up a batch of these for the rest of the kitchen staff and the floor to try out later this week. After I get some of the girls to help me touch up the presentation I'll post a photo.