Clams prepared this way always garner standing ovations from my guests. Little do they know that it is a very fast and uncomplicated dish to prepare. For that reason--and of course for its delicious taste--I love making this dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large heavy-bottomed pan or wok over high heat; add the oil and wait 1 minute more. Mix garlic into the hot oil and cook until it just turns golden brown, about 1 minute. Add clams and chile paste; stir until clams are coated.

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  • Stir fish sauce, chiles, and sugar into clams; cook and stir until the clams have opened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix basil into clam mixture and cook until wilted, about 1 minute.

Cook's Note:

Assess the amount of clams in comparison to the size of your largest heavy-bottomed pan or wok. The clams should have ample space, so if your pan seems too small, split the amounts in half and fry in 2 rounds. I will give instructions for the whole recipe at once.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 15.6g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 79.2mg; sodium 747.2mg. Full Nutrition
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