Here’s another last-minute appetizer you can make with your emergency stash of cream cheese. It’s so quick you’ll have it on the table by the time your friends get in the door. You can gussie it up with a pinch of curry powder or a few drops of lemon juice. But, really, it doesn’t need a thing. SAM
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (6.5-ounce) can smoked clams
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Freshly ground white pepper
In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, process the cream cheese, clams, parsley, and pepper until smooth. Serve with toasted pita, chips, or vegetables.
Makes 1 3/4 cups.