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Fish and Seafood
2 pounds fresh clams, scrubbed
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
6 slices ginger, peeled and slivered
1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
1 teaspoon fermented black beans, mashed
1 scallion, sliced at an angle
2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with a like amount of cold water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1. Heat a wok or fry pan, add the oil and the clams, and stir, then add the garlic, ginger, chili paste, and the black beans and stir-fry for two minutes.
2. Next, add the scallion and the cornstarch mixture and stir-fry for two more minutes. Discard any clams that do not open, then all the sesame oil, stir two or three times, then transfer to a pre-heated bowl, and serve.