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.

Sarin Basley

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.


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