Spicy Clams and Shrimp
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- 8-10 little neck clams or any clams of your choice
- 8-10 medium shrimp
- 3 cloves of garlic chopped
- one red chili chopped
- 1 tablespoon red pepper paste see photo for example
- teaspoon fish sauce
- tablespoon sugar
- handful of fresh basil chopped once
- vegatable oil
Start with a hot wok or pan and add three tablespoons of vegetable oil and let it get smoking hot. Now add the garlic and chilies and let sit for 15 seconds of so the stir them around for about one min.
Now add the clams and depending on the size of them how long they will take to open. stir them around a bit and if needed add a splash of water and cover for a min or so and they will pop open. (you get all that great clam juice as part of the sauce) discard any clams that don’t open.
Now add the red pepper paste, fish sauce and sugar stir fry constantly for about a min. Then add the shrimp and basil and toss a few more times the shrimp will cook quick. The sauce should become one with everything in the wok. Remember to keep the heat almost on high. If for some reason it gets to hot pull it off the heat for a min but you need really high heat for this.
Plate and finish with a little more fresh basil and some more chopped chili if you want it even hotter.
Keep it low carb buy just eating it this way no rice I think you will find it hugely satisfying as the flavor is crazy!