Spicy Stir-Fried Clams

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Devour these spicy stir-fried clams, this dish surely packs a punch!

Let's start cooking!

Blended spice paste

Step 1 - Make rempah (spice paste)

  • In a blender, blend shallots, garlic cloves, lemongrass, chili padi and dried shrimps until smooth. If mixture is not blending well, you may add more vegetable oil to help you achieve a smooth consistency.
Spice paste added to heated pan

Step 2 - Fry rempah

  • In a pan on high heat, fry the blended paste until fragrant.
Tomato sauce added to pan

Step 3 - Make the spicy sauce

  • When paste is fragrant, add 2 Tbsp tau chiu, 2 tsp curry powder and 1½ tsp turmeric powder.
  • Stir fry for 1 minute.
  • After stir frying for a minute, add 2 Tbsp tomato sauce.
  • Mix well and set aside the spicy sauce.
Clams added to pan with ginger and curry leaves

Step 4 - Stir-fry clams

  • Fry sliced ginger and curry leaves until fragrant.

  • Add clams and 2 Tbsp spicy sauce.

  • Stir fry for 2 minutes or until clams open up. You may add 2 Tbsp water if its too dry.

    You may use razor clams instead of venus clams
  • Season it with 1 Tbsp oyster sauce and 1 Tbsp Chinese wine.

Plate and serve!

Spicy stir fried clams on a plate

Pour clams into a bowl and serve hot.

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