It’s small, appetising and simply elegant. A clam is nothing but glamorous with their pearl-like shells with delectable bits of flesh.

Who needs a bowl of thick, garlicky mayonnaise, when you can enjoy the delicacy of Azada’s Olive Oil & Garlic swishing around in fragrant juices, released from the clams as you’re tempted to have a spoonful or two. This recipe has a clean-tasting sauce with delicate hints of warmth and sweet-smelling aroma.


Serves 2

4 tablespoons Azada Olive Oil & Garlic
300 grams clams
1 small red chilli, finely chopped
The juice of ½ a lemon
3 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
Freshly ground sea salt and pepper to taste


Scrub and clean the clams, refer to this recipe for cleaning instructions.

Put the chilli, juice of the lemon and chopped parsley into a small bowl. Drizzle with Azada’s Olive Oil & Garlic and stir in a good pinch of sea salt and pepper. Set the sauce aside at room temperature.

Tip the sauce and clams into a large heavy pot with a splash of water over a very high flame. Cover them with a lid and let them steam for a minute or two, till their shells are fully open and the clams are vigorously shaking in its fragrant juices. Remove them from the heat once they are ready and serve immediately as a sharing platter.

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