Clams in Black Bean Sauce

Clams in Black Bean Sauce
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Clams in Black Bean Sauce
Farina Wong Kingsley
Clams in Black Bean Sauce

The pungent saltiness of fermented black beans adds depth of flavor and color to this crowd-pleaser. Perfect with just steamed rice and sautéed vegetables, or double the sauce and serve on top of fresh egg noodles to serve as a satisfying entrée.

4
Servings
475
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the black bean sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fermented black beans, rinsed well
  • 1/2 Teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 Cup water

For the clams

  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 tablespoon scallions, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red Fresno chile, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Chinese rice wine
  • 3 Pounds Manila or littleneck clams, scrubbed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions

For the black bean sauce

Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Set aside.

For the clams

Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot add 2 tablespoons of the oil and sauté ¼ cup of the scallions, the ginger, garlic, and chile until fragrant, 10 seconds. Add the rice wine to the pan and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 30 seconds. Stir the black bean sauce into the pan and bring to a quick boil, 30 seconds.

Add the clams to the pan and stir-fry until the clams are well coated. Cover the wok with a lid, reduce the heat to medium, and steam the clams until they open, 3-4 minutes. Discard any unopened clams. Sprinkle the remaining scallions and the cilantro over the clams and stir-fry the clams for 1 more minute. Transfer the clams to a warmed bowl and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
92g
71%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
149µg
21%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
52mg
5%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
112mg
16%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
640mg
43%
Water
295g
11%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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