I love saltwater clams cooked in many styles. The biggest factor in cooking clams is to not overcook. As soon as they are opened, they are done. Get rid of any clams that do not open because they are dead before cooking. In this recipe, I am using smallish, about 1 1/4 inch diameter clams or cockels. If you are using larger or smaller clams, adjust the number of clams accordingly. This recipe goes great with crusty French bread for dipping in the cooking sauce and crisp dryish white wine or dry rose.