Wednesday, October 13, 2010

KERANG GORENG CILI / SPICY FRIED COCKLES

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Do you know that cockles has a high content of selenium, a cancer-fighting antioxidant, iron and Vitamin B12 but I seldom cook them since my children not keen to eat cockles.

Cockles will taste better if eaten fresh after boiling them with a hot spicy dip. Now I'm cooking them with shallot, ginger, garlic and the most important ingredient, bird's eye chili which makes this dish really good to eat with hot steaming rice. It is so simple to cook without much spices yet tasted great.


INGREDIENTS

500g boiled cockles
4 shallots sliced
3 cloves garlic smashed
7 bird's eye chili sliced
1/2 inch ginger sliced
1 lemon grass bruised
1/2 cup water
2 T cooking oil
salt and sugar to taste

METHOD

* Heat the oil, fry the onion until light brown, add ginger, garlic, bird's eye chili and lemon grass, fry until fragrant.

* Add cockles, sugar, salt and water, bring to boil.

* Remove from heat, serve hot.

25 comments:

Roshan said...

a spicy and yummy dish....

Sushma Mallya said...

Have never abt this before but seems delicious...

divya said...

Looks so tempting my dear:)

Priya said...

Fabulous looking dish..

Angie's Recipes said...

Didn't know cockles are so beneficial to health. It looks very tasty too.

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

Kairali sisters said...

New dish..looks spicy...

Spicie Foodie said...

I had to look up cockles and see that they are clams:) I love them but only eaten in Italian food. You know I love spices and spicy, so your recipe sounds so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing and all the health info - I had no idea.

Suja Sugathan said...

Spicy and delicious..real good,thanks for sharing dear

Biny Anoop said...

thx for the share...nice recipe

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious

Swathi said...

Delicious dish.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

hmmm ultimately spicy!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

This sounds totally delicious - I love shellfish cooked in this way
Sue

Silence Sings said...

New to me...sounds tasty....

Babli said...

Looks spicy, tempting and delicious. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

Sadie said...

Well i just say that I love shellfish cooked in this way, thanx for sharing.

Sarah Naveen said...

sounds great..yummy yumm!!

Priscilla said...

Sounds great and looks delicious!

Have a great day!
Priscilla

aipi said...

Yummy looking dish..very colorful!

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San said...

Interesting n amazing recipe .

sinfullyspicy said...

Never heard abot cockles..but that sauce looks yummy!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Never had cockles before, but this dish looks very tasty!

Evan @swEEts said...

I've never had a cockle before?! You always make these yummy dishes with new ingredients for me to try :)

uno said...

looks yummy food is very tasty. hmm yummy yummy

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