Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chem Chép Kho Tộ

Green Mussel Claypot

1 cup green mussel meat (remove from 1/2 shell)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 scallions, cut into 1-inch length
5 dried red chilli
1 T vegetable oil
1/2 T fish sauce
1.5 T sugar
salt, pepper

Heat 1 T oil in a clay pot over medium heat, add garlic and stir until fragrant, add mussel, dried red chilli, fish sauce, sugar and stir to marinate well. Heat 1 T sugar in a non-stick pan until sugar turn into caramel color, transfer caramelized sugar into clay pot. Simmer in medium low heat until liquid reduced. Add scallion, some salt (if needed) and fresh ground pepper.

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