Thursday, April 5, 2012

Steamed Razor Clams

I did this dish sometime back using frozen razor clams I bought from the supermarket. It was really cheap, 500g a pack for under $9.00.

This is another quick and easy dish which I tweak a little from my Steamed Scallop recipe.

  • 2 Razor Clams (I'm using frozen ones)
  • 1-2 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 20g Vermicelli, soaked to soften
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chicken Powder
  • 20ml Water
  • 2 tablespoon Oil

How to do it:
  1. Dab clams dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Marinade clams with salt and sugar.
  3. Place soften vermicelli in a dish.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic till fragrant but not brown.
  5. Dish garlic with oil into a bowl.
  6. Scatter 1/3 of the garlic on the vermicelli.
  7. Place the clams on the vermicelli.
  8. Mix chicken powder with water and pour over clams.
  9. Top the clams with the remaining garlic.
  10. Steam for 5-7 minutes or till done.
  11. Drizzle garlic oil over and serve.

  • Do not overcook the clams as it will become tough.
  • As the clams do not produce as much liquid as Scallops does, during cooking, I have added water with chicken powder. This is done so that the vermicelli will be more flavourful.
  • You can replace the water and chicken powder with chicken broth instead.
  • The vermicelli is not garnish. It will absorb all the sauce that comes from the steaming. So don't waste it, have it together with the clams.

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