Enjoying Canh Nghêu Nấu Mướp và Lá Quế (Clam with Sing Kwa and Basil Soup)

Published:  12:00 Thursday - February 28, 2013

Enjoying Canh Nghêu Nấu Mướp và Lá Quế (Clam with Sing Kwa and Basil Soup)

In sunny days, a bowl of Canh Nghêu Nấu Mướp và Lá Quế will be an intriguing soup in your meal

Ingredients:


-1/2 lb manila clams
-1 large sing kwa or zucchini
-1/2 large onion
-1/2 bunch each: basil and cilantro
-1 green onion
-2 cloves garlic
-2 thai chilies (optional)
-1 tbs fish sauce
-salt and sugar to taste
-water

What to Do:


Wash clams, cut onion into wedges. Peel sing kwa and cut into bite size pieces. Crush and mince garlic, chillies and green onion. Roughly chop basil and cilantro. In a large pot heat 1/2 tsp oil. Add garlic, chillies, and onions and stir fry until fragrant, add clams, fish sauce and water (enough water to cover the surface of clams by 3-4 inches). Boil over high heat until clams begin to open up, add sing kwa and onions. Bring mixture to a full boil, skim surface and add salt and sugar to taste. Turn off the heat and add in cilantro and basil. Serve with noodles, or rice.

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