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HOKKIGAI ARCTIC SURF CLAMS WITH GINGER AND SCALLIONS COLD APPETIZER 薑蔥北極貝冷盤食譜

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ARTIC SURF CLAMS 
WITH GINGER & SCALLION
薑蔥北極貝
Ginger Scallion Hokkigai Cold Appetizer 薑蔥北極貝冷盤食譜

In preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, I prepared a refreshing cold appetizer recipe. It is beautiful, celebratory vibrant and easy to make. Pair this Hokkigai Arctic Surf Clams with Ginger and Scallion Cold Appetizer 薑蔥北極貝冷盤 with a Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油 for a satisfying finish! Add White Cockle Clams for an added layer of sweet ocean umami flavour.

What Does Arctic Surf Clams Taste Like

Hokkigai Arctic Surf Clams has a meaty texture and sweet flavour, while White Cockle Clams are less briny bivalves.

Both have a soft and firm texture that is super delicious, low fat and high in protein.

Clearwater harvests the clams miles offshore Bedford, Nova Scotia, in pristine deep and cold clear Canadian water. The clams come on board the vessel is quickly steamed to loosen the meat (and to lock-in that vibrant colour); the meat is then taken out, and it is immediately flash frozen at sea. It then goes to the factory to be processed and graded before being shipped around the world. 98% of is headed to Asia and Japan for the sushi and sashimi market.

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My goods arrived neatly packaged on the day I requested with an insulated box with ice and tracking number.

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How To Prepare Arctic Surf Clams / Cockle Clams

How To Prepare Arctic Surf Clams / Cockle Clams

  • Simply defrost under running cold water.
  • Slice and cut on the bias into halves and clean off the stomach part.
  • Place the clams and lime slices in ice water for 5 minutes. By placing the clams with lime slices accentuates the faint sweet flavour.
  • Remove from water and pat dry.

How To Prepare Hokkigai Cold Appetizer 薑蔥北極貝冷盤

  • Julienne green onions and ginger.
  • Toss in Arctic Surf Clams and Cockle Clams sashimi in a large mixing bowl.
  • Lightly drizzle sesame oil. Mix well.
  • Plate and set aside.

Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油
Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油

How to Prepare Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油食谱

  • Julienne green onions and ginger.
  • Finely chop birds eye chilli. Remove seeds if you prefer it to be less spicy.
  • Add green onions, ginger, bird’s eye chilli, and sugar to a small dipping bowl.
  • In a small pot, over medium-high heat, simmer neutral tasting/vegetable oil before smoking. The oil must be hot and cooked.
  • Pour cooked oil directly over green onions, ginger and birds eye chilli in the small dipping bowl.
  • Add steamed fish soy sauce into the small dipping bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve and Enjoy.

Chinese Lunar New Year Symbolism

Arctic Surf Clams and Cockle Clams are excellent choices for appetizers during the Chinese Lunar New Year. Not only does this cold appetizer come together effortlessly, the radiant colours plays are auspicious to Chinese cultural.

The brilliant red vermilion symbolizes prosperity, good fortune, and happiness! Weaving scallion green throughout also plays on green jade symbolism for harmony, purity and wealth!

We wish everyone a healthy, prosperous, joyful New Year!

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HOKKIGAI ARCTIC SURF CLAMS WITH GINGER AND SCALLIONS COLD APPETIZER 薑蔥北極貝冷盤

HOKKIGAI ARCTIC SURF CLAMS WITH GINGER AND SCALLIONS COLD APPETIZER 薑蔥北極貝冷盤食譜

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: appetizer, snack
  • Method: Raw, Toss
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

In preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, I prepared a refreshing cold appetizer recipe. It is beautiful, celebratory vibrant and easy to make. Pair this Hokkigai Arctic Surf Clams with Ginger and Scallion Cold Appetizer 薑蔥北極貝冷盤 with a Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油 for a satisfying finish! Add White Cockle Clams for an added layer of sweet ocean umami flavour.

 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 400g Arctic Surf Clams (Use my discount code “INSTANOMSS10” for 10% off your Clearwater.ca purchase).
  • 400g Cockle Clams
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 3 stalks green onions, julienne
  • 1 thumb ginger (approximately 2 inches), julienne 
  • 3 tsp sesame oil

 

Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油

  • 2 bird’s eye chilli, finely chopped and seeded
  • 1 stalks green onions, julienne
  • 1 thumb ginger (approximately 1/2 inch), julienne 
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2C vegetable oil
  • 1/4C Steamed Fish Soy Sauce (light soy sauce)

Instructions

How To Prepare Arctic Surf Clams & Cockle Clams

  1. In a large mixing bowl, defrost Arctic Surf Clams under running cold water.
  2. Slice and cut on the bias into halves and clean off the stomach part.
  3. Place the clams and lime slices in ice water bath for 5 minutes. Placing the clams with lime slices accentuates the faint sweet flavour.
  4. Remove from water and pat dry.

 

How To Prepare Hokkigai Cold Appetizer 薑蔥北極貝冷盤

  1. Toss in Arctic Surf Clams and Cockle Clams sashimi in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in julienne green onions and ginger.
  3. Lightly drizzle sesame oil. Mix well.
  4. Plate and set aside.

 

How To Prepare Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 辣椒豉油

  1. In a small dipping bowl, add julienne green onions, ginger, finely chop birds eye chilli and sugar.
  2. In a small pot, over medium-high heat, simmer neutral tasting/vegetable oil before smoking. The oil must be hot and cooked. 
  3. Pour cooked oil directly over green onions, ginger and birds eye chilli in the small dipping bowl. You will here a sizzle sound and see bubbles.
  4. Add steamed fish soy sauce into the small dipping bowl.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Serve and Enjoy.


Notes

  • You can defrost and prepare clams one day ahead and store in the refrigerator.

Keywords: Arctic Surf Clams, Cockle Clams, seafood, sashimi, hokkigai, Cold Appetizer, Chinese New Year, 薑蔥北極貝,冷盤 , chinese new year 2021, 新年, 團年飯, 新年快樂, 新年菜單, spicy soy dipping sauce, 辣椒豉油熟油, 辣椒豉油食谱. 食谱

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12 thoughts on “HOKKIGAI ARCTIC SURF CLAMS WITH GINGER AND SCALLIONS COLD APPETIZER 薑蔥北極貝冷盤食譜”

  • What a great idea for a salad. I’m always looking for different combinations to have for lunch. Thanks for the idea!

  • i LOVE surf clams, it’s my guilty pleasure when i get sushi. But I would never have known where to get them if it wasn’t for this post. Thank you so much for sharing your source. I can’t wait to order some and make this appy asap.

  • This is so fresh and delicious! I love arctic surf clams but didn’t know where to get them besides the restaurant. Thanks!

    • Hi Sabrina! I highly recommend ordering from Clearwater. Their products are super fresh and when its shipped direct from source, it’s always fresher than buying from third party.

  • I love an easy appetizer and fresh seafood is always so delicious. Thanks for the recipe idea!

  • Nancy! I absolutely LOVE surf clams and I had no idea they are harvested off the coast of Nova Scotia. There’s just something about their awesome chewy texture that I adore. I always order them with sushi if I can but I’m definitely going to look into ordering some directly. Thanks for this really informative post.

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