While I like most of my foods with layers upon layers of complicated flavors or explosively spicy, sometimes I like things simple but intoxicating, such as the Drunken Clams dish above.
Now, I need to explain the cooking technique generally referred to as “Drunken / 醉.” By “Drunken,” it didn’t mean that I “fed” these clams with copious amount of booze (no, it’s not like Kobe beef!)–“Drunken” is a popular Chinese cooking technique where the main ingredient is steeped in generous amount of wine during the cooking process.
I used Manila Clams for this dish; as you can see, they were big, fleshy, and absolutely succulent. This is what I call 下酒菜, meaning a dish that goes very well with alcohol. Put simply, it’s a recipe for good times.
So, make sure you have Drunken Clams for your next late night get-together or casual hangout. And don’t forget that keg of cold beer plus a game or two of Poker.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 99 calories per serving.
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- Heat up a claypot or wok with some oil. Stir fry the fresh ginger until they turn light brown. Add in the clams, Chinese cooking oil and cover the claypot or wok for 3 minutes. Open the cover, add in the scallions and have a quick stir. Then, add in a dash of sesame oil, white pepper powder, and salt to taste. Cover the claypot or wok for another 1 or 2 minutes or until all shells are opened. Serve hot.
If you like your dish extra intoxicating and your clams really drunken , go ahead and use 2 cups of cooking wine!
To make the clams even better, add in a teaspoon of Japanese Mirin (sweet seasoning cooking sake).
Serving Size4 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 99Unsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 5mgSodium 104mgCarbohydrates 4gProtein 2g