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Oysters of Nam Kee

As made famous by the book and film of the same name. This recipe is by Polo Chan.

Oysters of Nam Kee

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Ingredients

12

 

Zeeland Creuses

100

g

salted black beans

10

g

garlic

1

tsp

ginger root, peeled

2

 

red chilli peppers

1

tbsp

oyster sauce

 

 

salad oil

1

 

green onion

Preparation method

  • Chop the black beans, garlic, ginger root and red chilli pepper.
  • Heat a generous amount of oil in a wok and fry the chopped ingredients.
  • Add the oyster sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Open the oysters and pour off the liquor (seawater); then cut the oyster and valve muscle free from the shell and turn over.
  • Steam for 3 minutes in a strainer suspended above a pot of boiling water.
  • Dress the oysters in the black bean sauce and garnish with thinly sliced spring onions and a drizzle of hot oil.

Serving suggestions

  • As an amuse-bouche or snack.
  • As a component of a fruits de mer platter.

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