Thursday, October 4, 2007

Clams in White Wine

I cooked this sometime back just for myself because no one at home like clams. Well, not when it's cooked this way. They preferred it this way. I don't really enjoy eating alone. It makes food seems boring.

Anyway, I just have the plate of cooked clams in front of me, pick out all the shells, then have it with a bowl of rice. The sauce is sweet and I like it with rice. I like it more if I have someone to enjoy this with. *wink*
  • 500g Soft Shell Clams, soaked in salted water for them to ‘split out’ the sand and brushed to clean the dirt on the shells
  • 4 glove Garlic , sliced
  • 4 tablespoon White Wine
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 bunch Basil Leaves
  • Salt to taste
How to do it:
  1. Heat wok with oil.
  2. Add in garlic and stir fry till fragrant.
  3. Add in the clams
  4. Stir fry till the clams have open. Throw away those which are not open (Do not force open. They are probably bad)
  5. Add in the wine and simmer till cooked.
  6. Throw in the basil leave and salt to taste.
  7. Stir fry for another 10 seconds.
  8. Dish and serve.
Try soaking them in 3 tablespoon of wine (Chinese cooking wine or white wine) after the clams are cleaned for half an hour. Mix around once a while, so every clams can get drunk. hehe ... Taste better.

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  1. I also prefer it with chili sauce hhee, sorry.

    Btw I saw a stall selling roast duck bone. I remember your post about using roast duck bone to cook soup. So I bought it to cook soup. My soup was so delicious =)

  2. sounds delicious :) i love clams especially cooked with wine!

  3. Sounds like a delicious dish. I think white wine must give it such a rich flavor.

  4. I like my clams this way too. Simple and nice. Toss them in pasta. Yummy.

  5. I love this with cream added, and then some garlic bread to mop up all the sauce. Yummy!

  6. East Meets West Kitchen,
    Thanks! :)

    Haha ... Ai ya, then I cannot invite you to share this with me.

    Oh! They sell roasted duck bones?!!! I wish I could get them here too!! Nice eh. ;)

    Okay, okay, good! Then I can invite you to share this with me. hehe ...

    Yeah but not many, especially the local, would like it cooked this way. I quite like it.

    Oh yeah! I should do that next time! Thanks for the suggestion!

    With cream? Really? I must try that too!! Thanks!