Sandpot Casserole of Clams and Mussels in Spicy Black Bean Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    2 to 3

    As A Main Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in

China Moon Cookbook

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1992

  • About

There is something about a cozy sandpot filled with clams and mussels, each snug in its shell, that I find wonderful. Add the dusky note of Chinese fermented black beans and the green zip of fresh asparagus or peas, and I would order (or cook it) straightaway!

The smoky note of diced bacon adds a marvelous tone of richness in the casserole, but it may be omitted. What is most important is the freshness and size of the shellfish: Look for the smallest and sweetest clams and mussels a