Heading to the local fishmonger for a couple of handfuls of baby clams, so I can whip up an old favourite I learnt to cook while working in Italy.
Cannellini beans, small white kidney shaped energy boosting morsels, are a perfect addition. Also great in salads and casseroles, dried cannellini beans need to be soaked for 10 minutes in cold water before cooking.
The best thing about clams is that they require very little preparation. Just make sure they’re live when you buy them — check the shells are unbroken and stay shut tight when tapped. Give them a rinse under cold water to remove any sand or seagrass and they’re good to go!
Make sure you have a large heavy based pot before you start, and well-proportioned soup bowls to dish out this tasty broth.