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Clams in Black Bean Sauce

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 people


  • Melt butter in pan. Add garlic and brown. In a large pan, add onion, lemongrass, garlic, sherry, salt, pepper, sesame oil and black bean sauce. Saute’ lightly. Add 3/4 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add washed clams to the pot. Mix well and cover. Bring to a boil until clams open. Sprinkle green onions on top and cover for 5 minutes.Take off stovetop and serve immediately.



4-5 pounds live clams scrubbed
1/2 stick butter
1 medium onion sliced
1 tablespoon lemongrass minced
1 clove garlic minced
3 tablespoons cooking sherry
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
3 tablespoons black bean sauce do not drain
1 green onion chopped for garnish