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Stir-Fried Clams with Taucu

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Stir-fried clams with fermented soybean is a favourite dish in Malaysia and Singapore. Its savouriness and mild spiciness make it amazingly appetizing.

Total Time

Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins

Dish Type

Side

Alternate Names

Lala with Taucu, Kerang Masak Taucu

Cuisines

Malaysian, Singaporean


Ingredients

Servings:  
1 tbsp oil
5 g ginger
1 garlic clove(s)
1 shallot(s)
1 tbsp fermented soybean paste (taucu)
4 tbsp water
1 chilli peppers (fresh)
salt
1⁄2 tbsp sugar
160 g clams
1 scallions

Nutrition per Serving

Calories

186 kcal

Carbs

15 g

Fat

8 g

Protein

14 g

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Background

Asian clams or 'lala' is delicious when cooked with fermented soybeans, also known as taucu. While there are many ways of cooking clams, stir frying them in a savoury and spicy sauce is the best way to turn them into an appetizing dish. Moreover, the minimal amount of ingredients used makes it really simple and convenient.

Can frozen clams be used?

It is not easy to find fresh clams in Germany, so I opted for frozen clams which I found at the Asian grocer and they worked fine. Just a reminder, though. If the clams do not open up after cooking, this might be an indication that they are spoilt. Do not consume those that do not open. Generally, clams take a short time to cook.

Spicy taucu lala

This recipe is only mildly spicy. If you want it to be extra spicy, add some bird eye chillies to enhance the spiciness.

Serve immediately with a bowl of white rice or if you prefer, have them just as they are.


Steps to Prepare

Stir-Fried Clams with Taucu Step 1

Step 1 of 3

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 5 g ginger
  • 1 garlic clove(s)
  • 1 shallot(s)

Heat up oil in a pan. Add julienned ginger, minced garlic and sliced shallots. Stir-fry over medium heat until fragrant.

Stir-Fried Clams with Taucu Step 2

Step 2 of 3

  • 1 tbsp fermented soybean paste (taucu)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 chilli peppers (fresh)
  • salt
  • 1⁄2 tbsp sugar

Add taucu and then water. Stir well. Add chilli slices and allow the gravy to cook at high heat. Add sugar and if needed, salt to taste.

Stir-Fried Clams with Taucu Step 3

Step 3 of 3

  • 160 g clams
  • 1 scallions

Once the gravy boils, add clams and scallions. Cook clams until they opened.

Published: March 25, 2014


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