Tag Archives: Clams

Linguine alle Vongole (Clams Linguine Pasta)

“Vongole is one of the popular pasta dishes.”

Yes, pasta is one of our staples at home. We all loved pasta, of all kinds. Yet to find out the best pasta brand, I used dried pastas which were easily available in the market, most of the time. I preferred organic pasta, if given a choice.

Clams, are also my favorite seafood. I personally thought clams are versatile and easy to handle. Minimal condiments would be needed to bring out its full flavor. So, cooking pasta with clams is no weirdo to many people. It simply is a brilliant idea as the pasta would just soak up the natural taste of the clams, making every strand of noodle taste extra flavorful.

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Fresh Clams and Mallow Squash Soup (鲜蛤角瓜汤)

“Still clams, still soupy.. And now with mallow squash. Delectable and low in fat, this soup dish is also easy to be assembled at home!”

Seafood and mallow soup dish. Not quite a soup, but more like a soupy dish. Don’t understand what I mean? Ok, let me explain… This recipe was supposedly a moist (but not wet) barbequed dish, but I added with some water to make it a soupy dish. I did not add too much water, just half the amount of the usual soup cooking’s, just to make it more soupy, that’s all.. That’s why I called it a soupy dish instead of soup dish.

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Simple Stir-Fried Clams

“Simple way to stir fry, even with the most basic ingredients in your refrigerator, you may easily turn fresh clams into delicious dish in a flash!”

Found these fresh large clams which comes in thin shells instead of usual thick shells type. This flower-patterned thin shelled clam is not as common to be found in Singapore market than in Malaysia, especially such large ones. Hence, I had to just grab some even though I had no clue how to deal with these shells.

Till the very last minute, I was still not inspired how to cook it, and due to lack of other ingredients to spice up my cooking for this, I decided to simply stir fry with ginger and bird eye chili which found in my refrigerator. Well, it turned out good!

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Steamed Winter Melon and Clams Soup

“Healthy seafood soup dish, loved its subtle and soothing flavour”

Healthy seafood & melon soup which was done with steaming method. Not the usual boiling stuff direct from the stove though, soup made from steaming method yields very smooth mouthfeel. It gives a very soothing effect to the throat and even the entire body. Hubby who does not really like clams, loved this. He well commented the subtle flavour of the soup without a trace of ‘fishy taste’ which usually found in the clam. Winter melon in the soup was very soft, too.

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Stir-Fried Baby Kai Lan with Garlic (清炒小芥兰)

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“Simply delicious and healthy vegetable dish you should always cook at home”

If you like vegetables, you’ll sure like Baby Kailan (Baby Kai Lan or known as Chinese Broccoli or Chinese Kale). I’ve came across some friends, told me that they loved this veggie, but could only eat it when dinning out. Cooking this at home was almost impossible as they often found it tasted bitter after cooked. So, they gave it up, in the end.

So, I am going to share my cooking method of this baby kailan dish, and hope it may help a little, to overcome the fear of cooking baby kailan at home, after this (smile).

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Steamed Clams with Dark Rum

“It’s absolutely my favourite clam dish, for meals or one fo the dishes that complements your drinking session in the cold weather.”

Clam is one of the seafood I love most. Easy to prepare and it goes well with any kind of cooking method. The simplest way, to steam it!

Choose medium to large shells for more fleshy meat inside. How to choose good clams? I do not really have the best method to choose them, but at least sniff the clams from a short distance to determine if they are still good to eat or going bad, if they smelt fishy. it is better to get clams early in the morning at the wet markets as the clams are likely to be alive, still. So, don’t be afraid if you see it moves! The price of clams is low, too. With less than S$5, you may be able to get more than a bucket-full of clams.

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