Clams are a lovely alternative to mussels. The soft meaty flesh is perfect in salads or as an appetiser. The flavour is such that they are best steamed with a minimum of other ingredients.
You will need (serves 4):
1 kilo of fresh clams
Handful fresh chopped parsley
How to cook:
1. Clean the clams by rinsing in cold water
2. Place in a large pan with the chopped parsley, a little salt and about an inch or two of cold water.
3. Steam with the lid on for about 5 minutes until all the shells have opened.
Note – Clams can also be eaten raw like oysters with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. However when you see them moving around in the pan before cooking, it is probably more appetising to eat them cooked……..!