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

Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is an extremely simple and quick dish to cook using fresh lala clams which is one of Malaysians' favourite clams.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Keyword: clams, seafood, stir fry
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 500 gram clams, cleaned
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chinese cooking wine

    Instructions

    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      First briefly clean the clams under running water.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      In a large colander, add enough water and add at least 1 tablespoon of salt.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Soak the clams for about 2 hours.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Remove the clams from the used container of water.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      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.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      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.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      And we're done cleaning the clams!
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Next, prepare all the ingredients needed to stir-fry the clams.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Heat up cooking oil in wok.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Then add in chopped garlic, ginger and red chili. Stir fry over medium heat until fragrant and the garlic turns slightly golden brown.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Quickly add in the cleaned and well drained clams.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      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 Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Then add in oyster sauce and toss the clams for about 1 minute until the sauce is well mixed into the clam.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Lastly add in the chinese cooking wine and stir fry until all the ingredients are well combined.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Just before dishing out, mix in the cut spring onion.
    • Stir Fry Garlic Clams 蒜炒啦啦
      Serve immediately with rice.

Enjoy!

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.

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2 comments

Margret suara November 22, 2020 - 1:13 pm

Love it.. it’s simple and sàves time

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Angie Liew November 25, 2020 - 5:34 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy!

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