Thai Clams

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces fresh clams (or mussels)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Hot Eastern Spice Oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • Chili powder to taste

Instructions

  1. Scrub clams and keep chilled.
  2. In a food processor, mix black pepper, cilantro, garlic, scallions and basil.
  3. Slowly add 1 tsp. Hot Eastern Spice Oil until smooth.
  4. Heat wok over high heat, add 2 tbsp. Hot Eastern Spice Oil, stir in mixture and heat.
  5. Add clams and stir to coat evenly.
  6. Add Water and chili powder.
  7. Cook covered 5 to 7 mins. until clams open. Discard unopened Clams.
  8. Garnish with cilantro. Ice-cold beer and steamed rice are an excellent companion.
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