Sarin’s Thai: Stir-fried Clams and Basil
1½ tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh shallots
3 large fresh red or green Thai chilies, seeded and sliced
2½ lb shelled or steamed clams (picture uses prepared clams)
2 tablespoons fish sauce or light soy sauce
handful fresh basil leaves
Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat until it is hot. Add the oil, and when it is slightly smoking, add the garlic, shallots, chilies, and clams and stir-fry for 3–4 minutes or until the shells open. Add the fish sauce and basil and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Turn onto a warm serving platter and serve at once.
There are two things that characterize Sarin — her laughter and her food. Sarin is passionate about food, especially Thai food, and she cooks and teaches cooking traditional Thai with her own twist. Sarin also loves being a wife and mother.