Recipe Tag: cockles
The dried black soy beans add a rich intensity to this dish. Find them at Asian supermarkets; they’ll keep indefinitely in the pantry. If you are using shellfish you have gathered yourself, remember to purge them overnight in sea water so they expel any sand.
Spaghetti vongole is one of the simple pleasures of fresh shellfish – steamed clams with a few additions, combined with pasta to give a salty, sweet taste of the ocean. Here I have built on this simplicity by stirring through a fresh herb paste.