Garlic, Oyster Sauce & Butter Shortneck Clams

At first I wasn’t going to share this special secret sauce that was totally last minute touch to a boring oyster sauce and garlic sauteed clams. Most of the clam dishes are sauteed in black bean sauce or something predictable. I wanted something totally different that brings out that extra bold flavor in the clams… low and behold, there it was… room temperature butter awaits me! It tasted so damn good, I had to share it!

2-3 lbs. of shortneck clams (please read the directions carefully on how to clean your clams)
2-3 tbsp. oyster sauce
lots of garlic smashed or chopped
2 tbsp. of butter
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Pepper Flakes
Green onions roughly chopped for garnishing

Steam your clams for about 10 min. in a steamer before sauteing it.

  1. In a hot wok or pan, put in the olive oil and garlic
  2. Stir in the oyster sauce and butter
  3. Put in the clams and stir until the sauce is evenly distribute on medium heat
  4. Season the clams with salt & pepper
  5. Let it cook for about 15-20 min. when the clams have completely open
  6. At this point, you can put in the pepper flakes and put on a pretty plate to serve!


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