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Clams with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | Hoi Pad Nam Prik Pao | หอยลายผัดน้ำพริกเผา

Clams with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | Hoi Lai Pad Nam Prik Pao | หอยลายผัดน้ำพริกเผา

Clams with roasted chili paste and basil is one of the first Thai dishes that the boyfriend introduced me to.  I think it’s one of his favorite meals because it’s quick and delicious… and there’s not much you can do to mess it up!  You basically just cook the clams in garlic until they open up, then add the chili paste and basil and voila, instant success!

Clams with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | Hoi Lai Pad Nam Prik Pao | หอยลายผัดน้ำพริกเผา

 

Clams with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | Hoi Lai Pad Nam Prik Pao | หอยลายผัดน้ำพริกเผา

Makes 2 servings

Clams with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil | Hoi Lai Pad Nam Prik Pao | หอยลายผัดน้ำพริกเผา

Ingredients

  • 10-15 Manila clams
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted chili paste
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
  • fish sauce and sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the clams very thoroughly in running water, as the last thing you want is to bite into sand when eating your clams. Wash the basil and separate leaves from stems.
  2. Saute the garlic on high heat until it is golden brown.
  3. Add the clams and stir fry for a few minutes.
  4. Once the clams start to open up, add the roasted chili paste and stir to incorporate. Add a teaspoon or so of fish sauce and/or sugar, according to your taste preferences.
  5. When the clams are cooked, add the basil leaves and stir fry for just a minute more.
  6. That's all there is to it... Serve with jasmine rice and enjoy!

6 comments… add one
  • Emily September 2, 2013, 6:40 pm

    What do you saute the garlic in?

    • Rachel September 3, 2013, 5:38 am

      Hi Emily, I generally just use a bit of canola oil.

  • beebangkokparis July 22, 2013, 1:32 am

    If it can help I always get my curry paste from Personal-Shopper-Bangkok, they go shopping anything for you for a cheap fee.

  • A Different Jane March 6, 2011, 10:02 pm

    Wow, I am so impressed with your blog! Awesome pictures. Looking forward to trying one of these recipes soon. =)

  • Rachel March 5, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Thanks, Jane! I use the Pantainorasingh brand of Chili paste (http://www.templeofthai.com/food/chili_pastes/namprikpao-5520381080.php)

  • Jane March 3, 2011, 11:52 pm

    What kind of chili paste is this?
    P.S. I absolutely love your blog. :) I have a hard time finding authentic Thai recipes and I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog and its wonderful recipes!

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