01 Feb2010

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This is best made with fresh clams from a highly reliable source. Having said that, I made them with frozen akegai clams and the results were say a 7.5 out of 10.0. Edible, but not cartwheel material. But it’s another simple quick stir-fry recipe to keep in the back of your mind for the next time you have brilliant small clams on hand…

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…start by sauteeing some slivered or julienned ginger and white onions in some vegetable oil. Once they are slightly softened and highly fragrant…

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…add the clams and toss vigorously for a couple of minutes, the heat on as high as it can go.

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Add some sliced green chilies if desired, lots of pepper and a sauce of black beans and garlic or black beans with some chicken stock, a little rice wine, a little oyster sauce and a touch of cornstarch.

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Toss some more until the sauce thickens slightly and the clams are cooked. Serve immediately. Almost certainly requires some steamed white rice on the side. :(

Photos by AT. MM was cooking.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. thelma says:

    looks delicious, mm!!!

    Feb 1, 2010 | 4:38 am

     
  2. bella says:

    you have a typo, in the second sentence you have to capitalize H. (:

    Feb 1, 2010 | 6:34 am

     
  3. Marketman says:

    thanks bella.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 6:59 am

     
  4. wilde says:

    Looks delicious!

    Those clams are very similar to the “angel clams” that used to buy sa Farmer’s market in cubao. Makapunta nga sa sunday.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 11:46 am

     
  5. Mom-Friday says:

    I think I will try this! one of our favorite dishes to order when in a Chinese seafood resto! Where did you get your clams if you don’t mind sharing? For dishes with black bean sauce, I usually add a small amount of brown sugar to cut on the saltiness.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 11:51 am

     
  6. Marketman says:

    I got my clams from a vendor of frozen seafoods at FTI market, but Cold Storage in Rustan’s supermarkets also carries these.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 12:14 pm

     
  7. millet says:

    i guess fresh clams would have upped the flavor factor a lot. i think the philippines exports these clams to japan, but around the world, i think these are what are called “manila clams”?

    Feb 1, 2010 | 12:55 pm

     
  8. kitongzki says:

    I love clams!!! :D will definitely try this recipe MM… :D

    Feb 1, 2010 | 2:57 pm

     
  9. junb says:

    Here in Singapore they called it Manila Clams (Normally Live) and available in supermarket (NTUC). I do cook it tinola style or almost what MM do minus the black beans. Will try it out with MM style.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 3:26 pm

     
  10. emsy says:

    when i was younger i would never eat clams cooked into tinola…i guess the sort of sweet-bitter flavor was too much. now i love them! this is a great addition to our menu!

    Feb 1, 2010 | 4:06 pm

     
  11. Jack Hammer says:

    I saw those at Suki Market, Mayon, Quezon City, but was not sure about the taste. Those which I bought were not frozen, but apparently fresh. Did a similar stir-up, but with Fried Shrimp Paste from Malaysia, which I bought from Jas Mart in Suki Market too. My Sis-in-law gave it a thumbs up.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 6:40 pm

     
  12. chloe says:

    These clams are also available fresh at SM Hypermart.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 8:10 pm

     
  13. Connie C says:

    Try adding some chopped lemongrass for extra fragrance, MM. But nothing really like fresh clams as we all know…if you have a safe source.

    Feb 1, 2010 | 9:04 pm

     
  14. Mom-Friday says:

    thanks MM! will look for that at Cold Storage. I just bought from them a pack of scallops in half shells and did the baked dish you featured here last year, I’ll post it soon and link you back :)

    Feb 1, 2010 | 10:54 pm

     
  15. diday says:

    good on pasta, as well.

    Feb 2, 2010 | 12:16 pm

     
  16. sandee says:

    Ito ba yung tinatawag na paros? Looks like it to me

    Feb 2, 2010 | 8:28 pm

     
  17. Trin says:

    Ay, hit-or-miss talaga ang frozen clams. I bought the Cold Storage ones a few times before and I’d rate them even lower than MM’s 7.5.

    My money & effort are on the live ones. However, if anyone does have a reliable source for frozen ones, would you be so kind as to pass on the info?

    Thanks!

    Feb 3, 2010 | 12:53 am

     
  18. rina says:

    mm, in Negros they also call these nylon shell clams.

    Feb 4, 2010 | 11:36 am

     
  19. Jing_Bacolod says:

    yeah, lots of these shells in Bacolod, we either add malunggay, green papaya and dahon ng sili…sarap!

    Feb 8, 2010 | 4:16 pm

     
  20. yolandas box says:

    mom – friday,
    marikina city market. i get my clams from an old lady.
    ask her to crack a piece before you buy , so you would see that it does not contain silth or mud.
    clams are made to spit mud for a long time. so if you will buy from her, you can cook it instantly.
    her stall is inside the covered wet market. she faces a street and right in front of Psalm grocery.
    she also sells Tinapa bangus – deboned. tis one i also like with garlic rice and red salted eggs and tomato….
    yummy right.
    thanks a lot
    market man – hope to meet you someday!

    Feb 19, 2010 | 2:18 pm

     
  21. Mike Mana says:

    good for chowder too ;p

    Apr 25, 2010 | 11:16 pm

     
  22. jenn says:

    this is my comfort food..I remember eating this when I was a kid. I love clams! thanks for posting this.

    Jun 4, 2010 | 1:15 am

     
  23. Rante Ramos says:

    How much does this nylon shell cost in the market?

    Sep 20, 2010 | 7:48 pm

     
  24. jana says:

    Hi Marketman, I would like to try this recipe but I have no idea where to buy Black bean sauce and Rice wine (here in Manila). Do they have them at Rustan’s Supermarket?

    Jun 21, 2011 | 1:47 pm

     
  25. Marketman says:

    Jana, large groceries should have the black bean sauce and rice wine, places like Metro Gaisano at Market!Market!, Cash & Carry and Unimart, and probably Rustan’s and SM should have these.

    Jun 22, 2011 | 3:28 am

     
 

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