So good you can't stop eating. A delicious Chinese-style shijimi (freshwater) clam stir fry. You'll continue eating this mindlessly, like when you're eating crabs. In our house, 500 g of clams is not enough for 2 adults and a 5 year old. Honestly, I can't recommend this highly enough.
Soak the clams in saltwater approximately the same salt content as the ocean. Mince the garlic, ginger and leek.
In a pan with oil, add the garlic, ginger, leek (reserve some for garnishing) and stir fry until fragrant.
Add the clams, stir fry briskly and sprinkle with sake. Cover with a lid and steam-cook. When the clams open up, add soy sauce and oyster sauce and mix quickly.
Drizzle sesame oil at the end, and it's done. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with the reserved leek and serve!
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this for my husband, who loves Chinese flavors. I usually buy clams that are already cleaned, so I can make this in no time. Beer tastes so good with this.
This is also delicious topped with a mountain of chopped green onion. My child loves this, and requests it all the time. if you like spicy food, add doubanjiang spicy bean paste at step 2 and stir fry together with the other ingredients. Large shijimi clams are easier to eat. Scoop up the cooking liquid as you eat - soo good!