I love buying fresh seafood. There’s such a rich variety here in Hong Kong. I miss eating mussels but you can rarely find that here; it’s clams, scallops with shell, and oysters every where here at the wet markets. For lunch, I made this:
[100% organic & wild]
- 1 lb clams
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1 TBS spicy garlic black beans
- 2 dried red chili peppers
- 2 TBS butter
- Half bulb garlic, diced
- 3 TBS flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 3 TBS basil, finely chopped
- 1 cup dry white wine
- Salt & pepper to taste
Heat the oil with the black beans and whole red chili peppers on low heat for a few minutes. Then add in the butter and garlic, turn the heat to high and wait til aromatic.
Add in the clams, wine, 2 TBS parsley, 2 TBS basil, and season with some salt & pepper. When clams open, remove from heat and sprinkle remaining tablespoon of parsley and basil. Serve with freshly toasted bread.