Stir Fry Clams with Basil

By • July 8, 2010 • 2 Comments

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Author Notes: This is a super quick, easy & delish home cooked dish. Tips: Don't over cook the clams. - idalingiidalingi

Food52 Review: This fast and easy stir fry has hints of ginger and spice from the chile. I would serve with rice to sop up some of the delicious salty liquid. Be sure to get a basil leaf in every bite. - StephanieA&M

Serves 2

Main ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh clams
  • 2-3 cups fresh basil leaves

Seasoning

  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 planks of ginger
  • 1 chili pepper, remove the ribs and seeds, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium/light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking rice wine/sake/white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper to taste
  1. Clean main ingredients thoroughly, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan, sauté ginger, garlic and pepper until fragrant.
  3. Turn stove to high, toss in the clams, add soy sauce, wine and water, stir continuously for a minute and cover for 3 minutes or until most of the clams open.
  4. Add basil leaves stir for a minute and turn off the stove. Serve immediately.
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about 4 years ago idalingi

over steamed rice. ;-)

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about 4 years ago cheese1227

OK, if these were traditional Italian or Spanish ingredients I would say serve with some crusty bread to sop up the broth. What do you suggest for that purpose here?