Clams and beans

Clams and beans


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About this recipe: 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.


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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