Monday, February 21, 2011

Chilli Honey Clams (Lala)

Fresh is the word when it comes to buying clams. Otherwise you might as well wait because no matter how deliciously you cook the clams, the dish is inedible, Even with fresh clams, soaking and rinsing over and over is a must to remove sand and mud, thereafter pat dry so that the excess water does not dilute the gravy/sauce whereas the clams would have been cooked by then. If needed, pour water a little at a time, for this style, clams were cooked with red chillies, oyster sauce, soy sauce and honey for the spicy-sweet and subtle saltiness.

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)

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.
To thicken, add corn flour mixture.
Stir, off the heat and combine in spring onion.
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  1. woww.. i'm realy like this.
    Thanks for the recipes.

  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.


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

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

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

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

  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.

  8. i love seafoods.. looks delicious


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