Mark Hix recipe: Razor clams with bath chaps and garlic scapes
I've always loved the combination of razor clams with cured pork, in the form of bacon, a spicy sausage such as chorizo, or Bath chaps, which is the cured jowel. The garlic scapes add not only flavour, but a vibrant green colour and asparagus-like texture.
12 or so large razor clams
½ glass of white wine
120-150g Bath chaps or a piece of streaky bacon, cut into rough 1cm squares
70-80g unsalted butter
12 or so pieces of garlic scapes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rinse the razor clams in cold water, then place in a large saucepan with the wine and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Place on a high heat for about a minute, or until they are just opened, then take off the stove.
Remove the meat from the razors, cut away the dark sack in the centre and give them a quick rinse where the sack was to remove any sand; cut the razors into three pieces.
Heat the butter in a large frying pan and cook the Bath chaps for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat, add the garlic scapes and continue cooking for a couple more minutes, turning them while they are cooking, until tender.
Add the razor clam meat, season and cook on a low heat for a minute or so until hot. Heat the shells briefly under a warm grill and spoon the clams, Bath chaps and garlic scapes into the shells.
Life & Style blogs
The high-powered dream team trying to create a stiletto shoe as comfy as a trainer
How Old Do I Look: Microsoft’s super advanced age-guessing app is terrible at guessing how old celebrities are, too
Apple MacBook review: preposterously thin and extravagantly attractive, this is the best-designed laptop Apple has ever made
UK skin cancer statistics 'shocking' as sun-worshippers ignore the dangers of exposure
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
iJobs Food & Drink
£24800 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of London's leading Muse...
£14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£28 - 45k (DOE): Guru Careers: An Accountant is needed to take control of the ...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This hotel in Chadderton is a p...