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FAVES CON ALMEJAS - WHITE BEANS WITH CLAMS

400 grams cooked white beans
500 grams fresh clams (shells cleaned of debris)
1 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
2 large white onions, chopped
╝ c chopped fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
8 oz white wine
2-3 cups fish stock (to cover clams)
Olive oil
Salt

Drain and rinse the beans. SautÚ the onion and garlic in olive oil until just golden but not brown. Add the wine, and reduce, then stir in the white beans and toss together. In a large pan, bring to a boil the fish stock, add the bay leaves, and put the clams into it. Cover and allow clams to cook until they open (discard any that do not open). Remove the bay leaf, and add the onion and bean mixture. Stir well and serve hot as a starter soup for 6-8 persons or as a meal for 3-4.