Almejas a la marinera (Spanish clams in white wine)

    55 min

    Fresh clams are simmered in white wine with a touch of chilli and saffron. This easy dish makes a perfect starter served with a glass of white wine.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 75ml olive oil
    • 1 small dried red chilli
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 dessertspoon plain flour
    • 1 pinch powdered saffron
    • 1 glass dry white wine
    • 1kg clams, soaked in salted water for 30 minutes

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the chilli and bay leaf. Allow the oil to become infused with the flavours of the chilli and bay leaf for a few minutes, but do not burn.
    2. Add the onion to the oil and cook till soft. Stir in the flour and saffron. Pour in the wine and bring to the boil.
    3. When boiling, add the clams. Continue cooking till all clams have opened (discard any that do not). Serve straightaway.

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