Spanish Delicacy: Clam, Chorizo & White Bean Stew
50g chorizo, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
Small bunch flat-leaf parsley, ½ finely chopped, ½ roughly chopped
200ml hot stock, fish or vegetable
400g can chopped tomatoes
400g can butter beans or white beans, rinsed and drained
1 tsp sherry vinegar
600g clams, cleaned
crusty bread, to serve
Fry the chorizo in a large frying pan with a lid, over a medium heat until it is starting to crisp up and release its oil. Add the onion and cook for 5 mins until starting to soften. Then add the garlic and finely chopped parsley, and fry for 1 min more.
Pour on the stock and tomatoes. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, then add the beans and sherry vinegar. Simmer for 10 mins until the liquid is slightly reduced.
Scatter over the clams, cover with the lid and steam for 2-4 mins, shaking the pan occasionally until the clams are open. Have a little taste before seasoning, as the clams can be quite salty. Then scatter over the chopped parsley. Eat with lots of crusty bread.