1 kg fresh clams (La La)- washed and soaked in salt water for 20 minutes, drained and set aside
2 stalks lemongrass
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp dried shrimp (soaked till soft)
15 dried chilli (soaked till soft)
1 inch galangal
1/2 inch ginger
1 tbsp oil
50 ml water
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp chicken powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp corn flour (mixed with 1 tbsp water)
1) Heat oil in a wok and saute blended ingredients till aromatic and stir fry till oil separates. Add in seasoning ingredients and stir to combine well.
2) Add in the clams, stir to mix evenly, cover and simmer over low heat till all the clams have opened. Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference. Thickened with cornstarch and stir to combine well.
3) Squeeze a lime juice over it and give it a quick toss to combine the sauce and clams well. Dish out to serving plate and serve hot.