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Pork-Stuffed Clams, Deep-Fried, Simmered

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 24 Clams
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 1 Scallion stalk
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 1/2 lb Lean pork
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 3 tb Soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 2 ts Water
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 c Stock
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 ts Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/4 c Water


1. Wash clams as in step 2 of "Basic Steamed Clams". Place in a deep
heatproof bowl.

2. Slice ginger root; cut scallion stalk in 2-inch sections. Add to bowl
along with sherry and steam as in step 3 of "Basic Steamed Clams".

3. Shell clams, reserving the shells. (Reserve the clam broth for soup.)

4. Mince or grind pork together with clam meat. Blend in cornstarch, soy
sauce, salt and remaining sherry.

5. Stuff mixture into half-shells. Blend the second quantity of cornstarch
to a paste with water; then, with fingertips, rub paste over the stufling
to coat. (This will seal in the mixture.)

6. Heat oil. Carefully lower in clams, stuffing-side up, a few at a time.
Deep-fry, basting with hot oil, until golden. Drain on paper toweling.

7. Combine stock, sugar and remaining soy sauce; then bring to a boil,
stirring. Add stuffed clams and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.

8. Blend remaining cornstarch and cold water to a paste. Transfer clams to
a warm serving platter, leaving liquids in pan. Stir in cornstarch paste to
thicken; then pour sauce over clams and serve.

NOTE: This Shanghai-style dish is served during the Chinese New Year.

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