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Clams in Black Bean Sauce

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“I don't know how Authentic this is, but it comes from my Chinese Cookbook.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs small clams
  • 1 tablespoon vegetables or 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fermented black beans, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. start by washing clams throughly.
  2. soak them in water until it is time for use.
  3. in a wok heat oil, and stir fry the ginger-root and garlic until fragrant.
  4. add the black beans and cook for 1 minute.
  5. turn heat to high, drain the clams and add to the wok.
  6. add the Shaoxing rice wine, and stir fry (mixing) for about 2 minutes.
  7. cover and cook for about 3 minutes.
  8. add the scallions.
  9. add salt if needed.
  10. serve immediately.

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