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Razor Clam in Sha(sa) Cha Sauce 
May 23, 2010 7:36 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2010 9:09 am
Special thanks to my dearest mom, writing this recipe had made me a little homesick...My mom used to make this with Manila clams. I love you and miss you, mom!

Razor Clam in Sha Cha Sauce is one of my favorite dishes. Sha Cha is a type of sauce which is actually from my hometown. I was so glad to find it in the US, it makes this dish so tasty. I almost felt like I was home.In the store, Sha Cha Sauce is actually spelled "Sa Cha".

If you cannot find razor clams with shell on, you may substitute razor clams with Manila clams. It will be also delicious.

Serving: 2

1 lb Razor Clams--put in salt water for at least 15 minutes to take away the sand.Then drain the water and set aside.
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoon ginger root--cut it in thin strips
1 tablespoon red bell pepper--cut it in thin strips
2 green onion--cut it in thin strips
1 1/2 tablespoon Sha Cha sauce

Heat up a frying pan with vegetable oil until you can feel the heat above the pan.

Put in the ginger root and stir fry for about 30 seconds.

Then put in the razor clams. Stir fry them until they are all open.  Put in the Sha Cha Sauce, then water. Mix everything evenly.

Now put in the green onion and red bell pepper, mix everything evenly. You are ready to serve!
Razor Clam in Sha Cha Sauce finished
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May 23, 2010 8:58 pm
That looks so good. I just cooked clams for the first time and was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. Getting a good wok is on my list of kitchen gadgets that I need(just bought a rice cooker today). It is such a guilty pleasure of mine. Great post!
May 24, 2010 12:08 am
This sounds excellent. We have a great Asian market here, so I can probably find the Sa(r) Cha sauce, but not razor or manila clams. Any other ideas for substitutes?
May 24, 2010 5:29 am
Thanks for showing me how to do this...my eyesight is terrible! Are those still in the shell? Now I want to make these for the Chinese blog coming up next week (China beat out Kenya) and I'm going to raid your recipe box (with credit going to you, of course) Razor clams are my most favorite food!! We're lucky here in Washington, Alaska and Oregon...I'm not sure they are anywhere else but these three states!!
May 24, 2010 6:16 am
@Good EatNZ, can you get any clams? @Witchywoman, ya-hoo....cannot wait to see what you come up with :P Yes, they were not fresh, they were frozen in a Korean market!! Wish I had a license to dig clams myself!!
May 24, 2010 6:43 am
Wow, I want that! We love clams and that sounds so good. I can't get them here but, I will be headed to the states again soon and will be able to get them there. My hubby will love this recipe. Thanks Tao! PS; Mom's recipes are the greatest!
May 24, 2010 7:52 am
It looks tasty although it's not for me (I'm a veggie)... I would like to try the sauce though - sounds good and I always like new ingredients. I can't tell for sure from the tiny pic: Is it a Lee Kum Lee sauce? That'd be great as the only Asian store in town carries this brand and it's also my fave brand for Asian sauces etc...!
May 25, 2010 4:38 pm
That looks so good. Neither razor clams nor Manila are available here any other suggestions?
May 26, 2010 8:59 am
@Bigshotsmom, can you get any clams??
May 26, 2010 9:09 am
Olli, yes, it is Lee Kum Kee sauce...I not usually eat meat any more, but Seafood is a must for me :)
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A simple guy in Seattle who is a Registered Nurse. I LOVE to cook and explore the balance between creative Asian cooking and authentic flavor with limited ingredients. I will update a new dish every week. Recipes are due by midnight every Sunday. Recipes might be updated earlier than Sunday. I will also post tips on Asian cooking periodically...
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