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Asian Style Clams

with Black Beans, Garlic and Ginger
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Asian Style Clams

Asian Style Clams - A classic Chinese flavor combination

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25 min.
ready in 35 min.
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Nutritional values

Not only the subtle taste of sea makes clams a great catch - these little delicacies have it all: they are rich in the trace elements iron and iodine. Iron is responsible for the formation of red blood cells, iodine is important for the thyroid gland.

The spicy mussels make a good light starter in a Far Eastern menu - if you can't get enough of them, just serve them as a low-fat main course for two. In any case, baguette or wholemeal toast go well with it.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie192 cal.(9 %)
Protein9 g(9 %)
Fat12 g(10 %)
Carbohydrates11 g(7 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D1.5 μg(8 %)
Vitamin E5.3 mg(44 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin3 mg(25 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate26 μg(9 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin1.9 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C11 mg(12 %)
Potassium407 mg(10 %)
Calcium106 mg(11 %)
Magnesium53 mg(18 %)
Iron5.2 mg(35 %)
Iodine72 μg(36 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.3 g
Uric acid243 mg
Cholesterol102 mg
Development of this recipe:


3 garlic cloves
1 pc fresh ginger (4-5 cm long)
3 Tbsps fermented black Beans (canned)
1 bunch scallions
3.3 lbs large clam
3 Tbsps Rice wine
1 cup Chicken broth
1 ½ Tbsps soy sauce
1 pinch sugar
2 Tbsps vegetable oil
1 tsp Chinese chili paste or Sambal oelek
2 tsps sesame oil
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small bowl, 1 Wok, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

Asian Style Clams preparation step 1

Peel the garlic and cut into thin slices. Peel ginger root, cut into sticks. Mash black beans lightly with a fork. Trim scallions, rinse and slice into thin rings.

Asian Style Clams preparation step 2

Sort through and discard any opened clams. Thoroughly rinse closed shells under cold running water.

Asian Style Clams preparation step 3

Combine rice wine, stock, soy sauce and sugar.

Asian Style Clams preparation step 4

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Sauté garlic and ginger while stirring for 1 minute.

Asian Style Clams preparation step 5

Stir fry clams in wok for 1 minute. Add black beans, chili paste and rice wine. Cover and bring to a boil.

Asian Style Clams preparation step 6

Cook until all the clams have opened, 6-7 minutes. Discard any shells that remain closed. Combine sesame oil and scallions and pour onto clams. Serve immediately.