Clams with Ginger and Lemongrass

This quick dish is full of aromatic flavors and pairs well with jasmine rice.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 fresh lemongrass stalks, tender inner white bulbs only, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup Chinese rice wine
  • ½ Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 scallions, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1½ lbs. littleneck clams, scrubbed and cleaned
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the garlic, shallot, lemongrass, ginger, and chili, and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the rice wine, fish sauce, and scallions.
  • Add in the clams, stir the contents, and cover with a lid. Allow the clams to cook for 4–5 minutes or until the shells have opened. Plate the clams and garnish with the cilantro. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 fresh lemongrass stalks, tender inner white bulbs only, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup Chinese rice wine
  • ½ Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 scallions, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1½ lbs. littleneck clams, scrubbed and cleaned
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the garlic, shallot, lemongrass, ginger, and chili, and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the rice wine, fish sauce, and scallions.
  • Add in the clams, stir the contents, and cover with a lid. Allow the clams to cook for 4–5 minutes or until the shells have opened. Plate the clams and garnish with the cilantro. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol100mg
Sodium910mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein52g