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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Steamed Clams Recipe

(Con Nghieu Hap)

This is a simple, tasty recipe, which can be served with a more substantial rice or noodle dish. If you have difficulty finding clams, use mussels instead - they are equally good. If you find clams or mussels with shells that refuse to close while you are cleaning them, throw them away. Similarly, if you find any with shells that refuse to open during cooking, throw them away too.

Ingredients : Serves 4

600 ml

6 stalks

1 kg

Fish stock

Lemon grass, halved and crushed

Clams or mussels, thoroughly cleaned

Method :
  • Put the stock and lemon grass into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

  • Add the clams and mussels. Cook, covered for 4-5 minutes or until the shells have opened.

  • Remove from the heat, transfer to a warmed bowl.

  • Serve with nuoc cham dipping sauce.

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