Chirlas with Organic Olive Oil and Garlic
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Chirlas al Ajillo Recipe

Chirlas are baby clams (a variety of clams that are smaller from the Mediterranean Sea). Delicious recipe with organic olive oil and fresh garlic.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 739 kcal


  • 500 grs Chirlas baby clams
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Parsly
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 125 ml Whine wine organic
  • 15 ml Olive Oil extra virgin organic


  1. Put the chirlas (baby clams) in a pot of water with salt and some vinegar so they open and start losing any sand, during 15-20 minutes. 

  2. In the meantime, cut the garlic cloves in strips and put the to fry in the olive oil until golden.

  3. Once the garlic is golden, add the chirlas (baby clams) and the white wine. Cover and let cook so the chirlas open up.
  4. When the chirlas are practically open, add the cut parsley on top and serve, removing the shells that did not open.

Recipe Notes

Always buy fresh chirlas and use a gourmet olive oil to get the best taste.