Oysters with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Oysters with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

(Taiwanese Recipe)

Ingredients: Serves 6

400g oysters

80g leeks

3 tablespoons oil

1 tablespoon each sliced (fingernail-sized)

  ginger, red chili pepper

1 teaspoon each minced spring onion, garlic

3 tablespoons thick soy sauce

2 tablespoons (fermented) black beans

1 tablespoon wine

teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

dash of cornstarch

dash of salt

Method:

Use the cornstarch and salt to clean the oysters.  Remove and drain.  Place in 70C water.  When the water comes to a boil, turn off the burner and let sit.  Remove the oysters almost immediately, then rinse and drain.  Cut the leeks into pieces.  Heat the wok and add 3 tablespoons of oil.  Add ginger, red chili pepper, spring onion and garlic and stir fry until fragrant.  Add thick soy sauce, black beans, wine and sugar and bring to a boil, then stir in oysters.  Sprinkle on sesame oil and leeks, then remove to serving platter.  Method for preparing black beans is to first rinse the black beans clean, then drain.  Marinate in 3 slices of ginger and 2 tablespoons of wine 15 minutes for flavoring.  Remove and drain to be used.

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