Clam and new potato stew

Serves 4
1kg clams, cleaned
800g new potatoes
1 lemon
500ml whole milk
1 clove of garlic
1 bay leaf
sea salt and black pepper
1 red onion
200g tenderstem broccoli
2 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp single cream
3 tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley

Half the potatoes lengthways and zest and juice the lemon. In a large pot, combine the milk with 500ml of cold water, then add the potatoes, garlic clove and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for10 mins. Remove the bay leaf and garlic.
Chop the onion and broccoli and add tothe pot. Season, add the lemon juice, thensimmer for 5 mins.
In a small bowl, mix together the cornflour and 2 tbsp of cold water, then stir it into the pot.
Bring the mixture to the boil, then add the clams and cover with a lid. Simmer on a medium to high heat for 6-7 mins until the shells are open. Discard any that stay closed. Stir in the cream, parsley and lemon zest, then serve.

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