In this recipe, the meat is a seasoning, not a main component—that little bit of cured pork is key to bringing depth to the briny, light clams. To serve, place your aioli-slathered toast at the bottom of your bowl before loading it up with clams, beans, and crispy Serrano ham—it will soak up the flavorful broth to ensure you don’t miss a drop. Says Andy Baraghani: “I don’t even use utensils for this meal. I get in there with my hands and end up with clam broth all over my beard. Worth it.”