Monday, July 12, 2010

Steamed Egg Custard with Clams 蛤蜊蒸蛋

I bought a kilogram of clams today to cook spicy clams.I decided to set aside 6 of them to steam them with eggs.

The clams I bought were rather big hence I only used 6 for 2 eggs as I don't want the egg custard to be only full of the sweetness of the clams.

However, you may add more if your like.  You can even remove half empty shell and steam using with the shell with the clam only. I prefer to use the whole clam for easy picking. =)

  • 6 Clams
  • 2 Eggs
  • 160ml Stock
  • a pinch Salt

How to do it:
  1. Soak clams in salted water to let it 'spit' out sand.
  2. Steam clams for 10 minutes or till are slightly opened.
  3. Remove clams and reserve liquid.
  4. Beat egg lightly in a bowl
  5. Add water and liquid from clams together
  6. Mix well.
  7. Sieve the egg mixture for smoother result.
  8. Pour egg mixture in a dish and place clams in it.
  9. Cover dish with foil.
  10. Steam till egg is set
  11. Serve.

  • Timing for steaming depends on how deep your dish is. I divided my egg mixture into 2 single portions and steamed them for 10 minutes.
  • Don't steam the clams for too long as you will be steaming them again with the egg mixture. The clams will be over cooked and will not be tender if you do so.


  1. this is a lovely steamed egg custard with clams. I think it will tasty especially the clams sweetness in the egg custard...yummmyummm thanks for sharing this. I will definitely try it out :)

  2. Elin, Yes, it was really sweet even with only 3 clams in each custard. Hope you'll like it.

  3. Brillant! i love the clam idea! grew up have this dish. Great photo.
    Thank you,

  4. Hey there.. where do you buy the clams from? Are they live clams from the wet market or did you get them from the supermarket? :)

  5. @Katiemom, They are live clams from the wet market. The problem with those in the supermarket is you wont be able to make the clam split out the sand as they are dead. If you can't get get live ones, my suggestion is not to use the whole clams. Remove the shells and use the meat only. This way you can make sure its clean, without sand. ^^