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Haricot Beans with Clams

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 700 gr. clams
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 small fresh red chile, chopped
  • 3 or 4 garlic cloves
  • One can of small white haricot beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • Salt
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Throw away any clams that are broken or any ones that do not close when you tap them.
  2. Leave in fresh cold water for 30 mins – they will push out any sand. Rinse them in cold water.
  3. Warm olive oil in a wide pan over low heat. Add the onion and chile, and stir until very soft and beginning to color.
  4. Add garlic and continue stirring for about a minute.
  5. Add the beans, wine, and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Put the clams on top, cover the pan with a lid and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the clams open.
  7. Throw away those that do not open. Serve with the sprinkled parsley.
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Born in Russia and raised in NYC, I moved to Paris to pursue my gastronomic dreams as well as to meet the city’s most renowned chefs.