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Andy Bates is known for his hearty street food. His modern twists on classic dishes are fuelled by his international travels and a passion for re-discovering and cooking great British food. As the gaffer of specialist food company ‘Eat My Pies’, Andy brings the best of British food back to the public, including classic tarts, pies, Scotch eggs and, of course, some tasty puddings.

Andy is a contributing chef for Food Network UK and has already had two successful series broadcast on the channel - Andy Bates Street Feasts and Andy Bates American Street Feasts. His latest series, Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts, launched in February 2014. All three series follow him as he travels across continents to explore the world of street food and find the stories and people behind the recipes. As a result, he has become a leading expert on street food, with regular appearances on the street food circuit. Andy, who lives by the quote "You should always finish on a little bit of pudding", has also written a cookbook offering modern twists on classic dishes.

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Pork & Clams

Andy Bates

A Portuguese classic known as 'Carne de Porco a Alentejana' and one of my favourite combinations of surf n turf.

This version is a great way to use up leftover roast pork, ideal for a midweek, quick and very tasty meal. Also, one pot cooking, which means little washing up.

I’m using pork belly because of the succulent taste and it can be cooked at a higher temperature without drying out but any cut will work. If not using pre roasted pork, cut the raw pork into dices and fry off first.

And #Yes I’m using a lot of garlic just like the Portuguese :)

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 400g-500g roasted pork belly, cut into roughly 3cm cubes (large chunks)
  • 150ml pale ale beer/white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 banana shallots, diced
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1kg clams, purged & cleaned

To serve:

  • handful of chopped coriander
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

Method

In a large pan heat the olive oil to a high heat and fry the pork off for about 3-5 minutes until caramelized and golden. With a slotted spoon, remove from the pan and rest on a plate.

Turn down to a medium heat and add to the pan, your the shallots and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add the paprika and cook for a further minute.

Turn the heat up again, return the pork to the pan and add the beer or white wine. Keep at a boil and reduce by ½. Add the chicken stock, season with salt and pepper and add the clams. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for 8 minutes or until all the clams have opened.

Serve in the middle of the table with coriander and lemon wedges scattered over.