Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦

by Angie Liew
Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦

 
Stir fry garlic clams is a super quick and easy dish to cook. The actual cooking time is only about 5 minutes as overcooking will result in chewy and rubbery clams. A common stir fry hawker dish, this recipe brings out the natural aroma and flavour of the clams.

 

This clam recipe uses one of Malaysians’ favourite clams called Lala clams (啦啦) . It is a thin shelled clam in an oblong shape. These fresh lala clams are easily available in any wet market, or in the fresh seafood section of some supermarkets.

A simple but so enjoyable dish. Best served with a hot bowl of steamed white rice. As usual, enjoy!

Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦

Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦

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Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
This is an extremely simple and quick dish to cook using fresh lala clams which is one of Malaysians' favourite clams.
Serving For
4people
Prep Time
20mins
Passive Time
2hours
Cook Time
5mins
Serving For
4people
Prep Time
20mins
Passive Time
2hours
Cook Time
5mins
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. First briefly clean the clams under running water.
    First briefly clean the clams under running water.
    First briefly clean the clams under running water.
    First briefly clean the clams under running water.
  2. In a large colander, add enough water and add at least 1 tablespoon of salt.
    In a large colander, add enough water and add at least 1 tablespoon of salt.
    In a large colander, add enough water and add at least 1 tablespoon of salt.
    In a large colander, add enough water and add at least 1 tablespoon of salt.
  3. Soak the clams for about 2 hours.
    Soak the clams for about 2 hours.
    Soak the clams for about 2 hours.
    Soak the clams for about 2 hours.
  4. Remove the clams from the used container of water.
    Remove the clams from the used container of water.
    Remove the clams from the used container of water.
    Remove the clams from the used container of water.
  5. Then rinse them under running water to remove any mud trapped inside the shells. Replace with fresh container of water and continue to soak the clams for another 20 minutes. Repeat this process for at least 3 times to ensure the clams are thoroughly cleaned.
    Then rinse them under running water to remove any mud trapped inside the shells. Replace with fresh container of water and continue to soak the clams for another 20 minutes. Repeat this process for at least 3 times to ensure the clams are thoroughly cleaned.
    Then rinse them under running water to remove any mud trapped inside the shells. Replace with fresh container of water and continue to soak the clams for another 20 minutes. Repeat this process for at least 3 times to ensure the clams are thoroughly cleaned.
    Then rinse them under running water to remove any mud trapped inside the shells. Replace with fresh container of water and continue to soak the clams for another 20 minutes. Repeat this process for at least 3 times to ensure the clams are thoroughly cleaned.
  6. Then use a brush to clean off any sand or dirt on the exteriors of the clams. Wash and clean the clams for the last time.
    Then use a brush to clean off any sand or dirt on the exteriors of the clams. Wash and clean the clams for the last time.
    Then use a brush to clean off any sand or dirt on the exteriors of the clams. Wash and clean the clams for the last time.
    Then use a brush to clean off any sand or dirt on the exteriors of the clams. Wash and clean the clams for the last time.
  7. And we're done cleaning the clams!
    And we're done cleaning the clams!
    And we're done cleaning the clams!
    And we're done cleaning the clams!
  8. Next, prepare all the ingredients needed to stir-fry the clams.
    Next, prepare all the ingredients needed to stir-fry the clams.
    Next, prepare all the ingredients needed to stir-fry the clams.
    Next, prepare all the ingredients needed to stir-fry the clams.
  9. Heat up cooking oil in wok.
    Heat up cooking oil in wok.
    Heat up cooking oil in wok.
    Heat up cooking oil in wok.
  10. Then add in chopped garlic, ginger and red chili. Stir fry over medium heat until fragrant and the garlic turns slightly golden brown.
    Then add in chopped garlic, ginger and red chili. Stir fry over medium heat until fragrant and the garlic turns slightly golden brown.
    Then add in chopped garlic, ginger and red chili. Stir fry over medium heat until fragrant and the garlic turns slightly golden brown.
    Then add in chopped garlic, ginger and red chili. Stir fry over medium heat until fragrant and the garlic turns slightly golden brown.
  11. Quickly add in the cleaned and well drained clams.
    Quickly add in the cleaned and well drained clams.
    Quickly add in the cleaned and well drained clams.
    Quickly add in the cleaned and well drained clams.
  12. Stir fry until the shells of the clams turn orange in colour. Pick out the clams that don't open and discard them.
    Stir fry until the shells of the clams turn orange in colour. Pick out the clams that don't open and discard them.
    Stir fry until the shells of the clams turn orange in colour. Pick out the clams that don't open and discard them.
    Stir fry until the shells of the clams turn orange in colour. Pick out the clams that don't open and discard them.
  13. Then add in oyster sauce and toss the clams for about 1 minute until the sauce is well mixed into the clam.
    Then add in oyster sauce and toss the clams for about 1 minute until the sauce is well mixed into the clam.
    Then add in oyster sauce and toss the clams for about 1 minute until the sauce is well mixed into the clam.
    Then add in oyster sauce and toss the clams for about 1 minute until the sauce is well mixed into the clam.
  14. Lastly add in the chinese cooking wine and stir fry until all the ingredients are well combined.
    Lastly add in the chinese cooking wine and stir fry until all the ingredients are well combined.
    Lastly add in the chinese cooking wine and stir fry until all the ingredients are well combined.
    Lastly add in the chinese cooking wine and stir fry until all the ingredients are well combined.
  15. Just before dishing out, mix in the cut spring onion.
    Just before dishing out, mix in the cut spring onion.
    Just before dishing out, mix in the cut spring onion.
    Just before dishing out, mix in the cut spring onion.
  16. Serve immediately with rice.
    Serve immediately with rice.
    Serve immediately with rice.
    Serve immediately with rice.
Notes

When buying fresh clams, look for those with a fresh ocean aroma and closed shells. If the shells are slightly open, a live clam will automatically close when tap on them.

Be sure the clams are completely submerged in water while soaking.

After soaking the clams, you can also briefly rinsed the clams in boiling water until they just open to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned inside.

It's best to soak the clams in salt water and leave them at room temperature until it's time to cook.

Nutrition Facts
Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Potassium 437mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 7%
Iron 98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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