Lemongrass Clam Soup

Lotte Mart had clams, I had lemongrass my mom sent me. It’s time to try my hand at my favorite clam soup.

I adapted my own version of this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • as much clam as you can handle, but probably one pound
  • a teaspoon of mashed ginger
  • one shallot (chopped)
  • a teaspoon of chopped garlic
  • cooking oil
  • lemongrass (it’s better to use a whole stalk, and pound the white part, but I only had chopped lemongrass my mom sent me)
  • fish sauce
  • a dash of sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • A LOT of pepper
  • one Thai chili (I didn’t have this, so I used chili pepper flakes)
  • 3 cups of water

Directions:

  1. Saute ginger, onion, and garlic in oil
  2. Toss in clams
  3. Pour water in
  4. Add lemongrass, fish sauce, salt and sugar to taste
  5. Put in a generous portion of pepper (the pepper gives it a good kick, so judge how much you can handle)
  6. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for five minutes

I’ll be honest. I’m awfully terrible at cooking – especially the first time I try a recipe. This time, however, I loved it! I can probably tweak the flavoring a bit more next time, but I’m pretty proud of the end result.

lemongrass_clam
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