Ever since I became anemic, every meal I prepare is vetted to make sure it contains a lot of iron. I take iron supplements twice a day, but I've always believed that vitamins and minerals are best for your body if consumed in food. I was surprised to learn that mollusks are one of the highest sources of iron, beating out liver and beef. This was a happy discovery because I love clams, oysters, and mussels. Too bad I can't get my hands on cockles, they may be the highest iron source of all. The fact is, I've never seen a cockle in my entire life, but like most kids, I learned about them from the folk song Molly Malone.
I've long enjoyed eating smoked oysters, mussels, and clams. So, this recipe seemed like it would taste very good, plus it contains the requisite high levels of iron from the smoked clams and spinach. It was delicious and took barely ten minutes to prepare.