Clams In Black Bean Sauce

Course : Clams
Serves: 6
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24 pieces manilla clam
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup fermented black beans
2 tablespoons garlic
2 tablespoons ginger
2 cups clam juice
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon crushed red chiles
2 tablespoons cilantro
3 tablespoons scallions

Preparation / Directions:

scrub clams well (discard any that do not close tightly) place in a large pot and cover with water sprinkle with cornmeal and salt allow to soak for 60-90 minutes drain, rinse well, and drain well soak black beans in water for 15 minutes, drain heat oil in a large skillet, over a moderate flame add ginger and garlic stir-fry for 1 minute add black beans and stir-fry for 2 minutes stir in clams and broth reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes, until clams pop open (discard any that do not open) uncover and stir in red pepper flakes ladle into shallow soup dishes garnish with cilantro and scallions serve hot


Nutritional Information:

120 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (51% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 4588mg Sodium

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