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Clams with Black Beans

Demonstrated by: 1997 Narcissus Queen and Court -4th Princess Connie Woo.
Narcissus Festival - January 1, 1998.



Clams with Black Beans

  • 2 lb clams
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dau see (Chinese salted black soy beans), rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (Chinese oyster-flavored sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Chinese parsley (cilantro)


Thoroughly wash clams; drain. In a wok or skillet, heat the salad oil; brown garlic. Stir in black beans. Add clams and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add broth, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil; cover and cook for about 1 minute. Combine cornstarch and water. When clams are open, thicken sauce with cornstarch mixture. Add green onions before serving. Garnish with Chinese parsley. Makes 4 servings.


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