Clams and beans

    15 min

    Clams and Beans is a delicious seafood dish, trust me! The combination really works and the flavour is amazing. It's often cooked by fishermen along the North & East Spanish coastline. This recipe is starter and also it's perfect like side dish with a whole grilled fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tin cannellini beans
    • 500g clams
    • salt
    • 4 tsp olive oil
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 ripe tomato, grated
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 250ml of white wine (or 125ml brandy)
    • 125ml of water
    • pepper
    • parsley chopped, for garnish

    Prep:7min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Drain the beans and set aside.
    2. Wash the clams with cold water and place them in a bowl with plenty of salt to help cleaning.
    3. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan and when hot add the garlic and onion and stir until soft. Add the tomato and bay leaf and fry for a few minutes. Add the wine, water and clams drained, cover and gently shake the pan over high heat for 3 minutes or until the clams are open.
    4. Uncover the pan and add the drained beans and pepper and stir gently for 5 more minutes.
    5. Try the food and add salt only if it’s needed. Discard any closed clams. Serve garnished with the parsley.

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