Clams are not cheap these days, but some of us are simply addicted to it. The good news, they really easy to cook. You require zero skills. To begin, soak the clams in water for about 6 hours to get the creatures to spit out the sand. Next, prepare your wok with oil, ginger, chilli, light soy sauce (just a few drops) and spring onion. Note that it’s easy to overseason as the clams are already a bit salty. Once everything is heated up, toss in the clams and add Chinese cooking wine. Once the contents start to boil, it’s time to watch out for the clam opening. They all open at different times. Pick out those that have opened first and set them aside. In this way, you won’t overcook your clams. Once the last clam opens, you’ll have a wonderful dish of clams done just right and a broth so tasty that you won’t want to waste a single drop.
This is another very simple dish that anyone can do. Over here, I’m using boneless chicken leg. I’ve only added a few drops of oil to prevent the skin from sticking on first contact. The rest of the fat comes from the chicken itself which I’ve first seasoned with salt. Next comes the Worcestershire sauce (after the chicken is done) and we’re ready to serve this very tasty and fragrant dish.
Who says you can’t cook fish in a microwave? I have proven time and again that it’s not only possible, it may even be a good idea. Some microwave ovens come with a steaming function. It may be a programmable function, but I normally go by eyeballing. Watch your fish closely, turn it a couple of times during the cooking process and your fish could be done just right.
Always make sure you have your seasoning sauce in the plate as you microwave. A dry plate is unlikely to give you good results. This is a HK style “steamed” fish. The ingredients in the seasoning are simply white pepper, light soy sauce, sugar and water.