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Razor clams in spicy herb crust, by Anton Edelmann

05 August 2009
Razor clams in spicy herb crust, by Anton Edelmann

Razor clams in a spicy herb crust by Anton Edelmann.

(Serves four)

  • 12 razor clams well washed
  • 200 ml white wine
  • ½ onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 chilli finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 200g white breadcrumbs
  • 2tbs flat leafed parsley shredded
  • ½ bunch of flat leave parsley picked
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • 4 x ½ lemons
  • Some oil for deep-frying


Place the onions and chilli with some butter and olive oil in a thick bottomed pan.

Sweat until the onions are soft but do not colour. Add the garlic and sweat for a further minute. Add the remaining butter, breadcrumbs and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and add the lemon zest.

Place the white wine and clams in a pot and under a lid bring to the boil very quickly for no more than one minute. Remove the clams from the liquid. Place the spicy bread mix on top and brown under the grill. Fry the parsley in the oil until crisp and dry on kitchen paper.

Place clams on a plate and serve with the deep-fried parsley and ½ lemons on the side.

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