Monday, February 21, 2011

Chilli Honey Clams (Lala)


I've already kick started with Sambar, Rasam, Chicken Tom Yam/Cashew Nut Masala Chicken, Tamarind Pepper Prawn, Spicy Grilled Black Pompret, Spicy Minced Mutton Potatoes, Bilis Noodle Soup and even Spicy Crab Parathal. But guess what? Today I'm going to sexcite, ops-no, its excite your palate with this Chilli Horny, opps-no, Honey Clams/Lala. Oppommpahaha!! You are salivating already? Hang in there.  I've got a couple of other things to say as well.

Please for my sake, scout for the freshest clams. Otherwise no matter how deliciously you cook clams, I'm sorry to say that the dish will go to the bin. You really want to know why? I'll tell you. Its the disgusting clam smell, and not your cooking expertise. Even with fresh clams, soaking and rinsing over and over is a must to remove sand and mud, thereafter pat dry so that excess water does not dilute the gravy/sauce. Diluted gravy means longer time to thicken it, by then clams would have dead gone by opening their mouth widest ajar. For this nava-k's Chilli Honey Clams, clams were elevated with red chillies, oyster sauce, soy sauce and honey-bunny. Here's to this spicy-sweet and subtle salty Chilli Honey Clams. Bye everyone. We'll see each other soon. Take care.

Ingredients
900g clam/lala - soak, rinse, drain off excess water and pat dry
1 tbsp dried red chilli paste (grounded/blended chillies)
5 shallots - sliced
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tbsp honey
2 stalks of spring onion - sliced
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour - mixed with a bit of water
4 tbsp oil
Salt to taste (if needed)

Method
When oil heated, saute shallots.
Add chilli paste, garlic and ginger
Fry till aromatic and oil splits.
Add clams/lala, oyster sauce, dark sauce, honey and salt sparingly.
Stir all together.
Cover with a lid and cook till clams opens up.
Note; for more gravy or if clams are not cooked yet, add some water.
Then thicken up by pouring in cornflour.
Stir, off the heat and combine in spring onion.
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11 comments:

  1. woww.. i'm realy like this.
    Thanks for the recipes.

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  2. aw.. I'm not good when it comes to cooking but you can depend me when it comes to eating. ^^ Hope to see you in person and prepare this for me? Hahaha.

    ^^*

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  3. Reading the recipes on here always makes me feel so hungry!

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  4. hey that was great...can you tell us about worlds best dishes of different countries..???

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  5. I am not a big fan of Clams but my husband is. They look yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. Looks Yummy. I wish I lived closer to the ocean so I could get fresh clams.

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  7. URY - thank you in return for visiting.
    OFLF - sure, if I have a chance, will certainly cook for sure
    Happy Crafter - food blogs also have the effects on my
    Retarded Soul - among the worlds best - the roasted duck is my favorite.
    huntress - thanks for the visit.

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  8. i love seafoods.. looks delicious

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  9. I like ke them in spup bake and with lemon this its different new way to try clams.

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