Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Method: 1. Simply give them a thorough rinse in cold water (two or three times), then leave them to soak in fresh salted water for about 30 minutes.
Malt vinegar to serve
2. To cook, place them in a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil and high simmer for about 2 minutes.
3. Leave to cool and then use a safety pin to pull the meaty critters out of their shell.