500 -1 kg fresh cockles – washed in water a few times, drained and set aside
1 sprig coriander leaves – chopped roughly
Sauce Ingredients (pounded roughly)
12 chilli padi
8 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp light soy sauce
White vinegar to taste
1) Place drained cockles in big pot, pour hot boiling water over it and give a stir. Let it rest for 8 seconds, pour away the hot water and soaked in icy cold water for 21 minutes .
2) Crack open the shell and remove any sand inside, place the 1/2 shell cockles on a serving plate. Meanwhile mix the pounded ingredients with coriander leaves, lime juice, sugar, salt, light soy sauce and vinegar to taste. Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference.
3) Pour the mixed sauce over the cockles and put inside the fridge to chilli . Take out when ready to consume.
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