Clams in Hot Basil - Hoy Pad Prig


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 bunch Thai basil, picked
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon nam prig pow
2 lbs Manila Clams
2 cloves garlic
3 teaspoons fish sauce
2 chili peppers, crushed

Slice the chili pepper lengthwise into thin strips. You can also substitute red bell pepper, if you don't like it hot. Rinse and scrub (if needed) the clams and let them drain.

Add a tablespoon of oil to a wok over high heat. Add garlic and chili peppper. Immediately add clams and stir. The clam juice will start to come out. Stir until all the clams open. The clams I use open after 4 minutes of high heat. Add fish sauce, nam prig pow and sugar and stir to mix the seasonings in. Add Thai basil. Stir and quickly remove from heat. Serve hot


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