Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan (preferably one that can also be used for serving) over high heat. When it begins to smoke, add the chorizo and cook until just beginning to color, 2 minutes. Add the onion and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, 2 minutes.
Add the garlic, cockles, clam juice and wine. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the cockles are open and warmed through, 5 to 7 minutes. (Discard any cockles that do not open.) Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with bread.
Photograph by Ryan Liebe
Recipe courtesy of Jose Garces for Food Network Magazine