Tellines à la Persillade, a simple market dish
Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:
Tellines (pronounced tellEEne)
There was a little commotion yesterday morning at Saint Remy de Provence market. Gilles, the oyster and mussel vendor, placed a large tub of tellines at the front of his stall. First to notice, with coffees in hand at 8 am, were the other foraines (market workers). …Continue reading here for details on this Provencal seafood specialty that is typically available in the summertime.
Tellines are tiny clams that are found along shallow Mediterranean shorelines, however not everywhere. It is not likely that your local fishmonger or Camargue fisherman will let you in on his secret of where they find the colourful shellfish. But, they will happily share their recipe for persillade a sauce created with three ingredients: parsley, garlic and butter.
Via:: Curious Provence