Cockles with garlic and parsley

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Cockles with garlic and parsley

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No finer way to do cockles or clams. I saw these beautiful cockles at “The lobster place” in Chelsea Market and I knew what they destiny was going to be. Here is a simple but delicious way to do a quick preparation on these babies.



Cockles with garlic and parsley

On 04/02/2011 (Friday) at 3:11 pm by Benny.
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  • Prep Time:
    2 min
  • Cook Time:
    4 min
  • Ready Time:
    6 min


2 servings


  • One pound fresh clams or cockles
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • ½ cup rough chopped parsley
  • Glass of good dry white wine
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt


In a hot pan put a good few tablespoons of olive oil, now when it’s hot add the minced garlic and sauté almost like stir frying it keep it moving until you can smell it, now add the cockles and now the wine and give it a good drink too about 8 oz, now cover with a lid and let steam for about 5 min if they are cockles they will open pretty quick.

Take lid off and check they are all open. Add a pad of butter, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of kosher salt and toss carefully and start to reduce the sauce until the wine has reduced most of the way. Now add the parsley and let cook for another min. Plate add more fresh parsley and a little squeeze of lemon juice to freshen it up and serve with some bread.

Amazing , just love cockles this way… total time about 6 min not even. Enjoy!


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About Benny

Passion for healthy amazing food. I am on crusade to get kids eat better and people in general learning how to cook for themselves. If I here that McDonald’s is cheaper than eating homemade I will prove anyone wrong.

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