The original recipe for this dish is made with Mussels ,but,I like the combination of Mussels,oysters and clams. This recipe is courtsey of THe Foods Of China .
24 pieces of mussels,oysters and clams
6-8 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce
1 red chili ,finely chopped
1 spring onion,finely sliced
Cilantro leaf (optional)
Bring a wok full of water to a boil. Put in shellfish and cook until the shells open. Remove,drain and discard one side of the shell.Put the half shell with the mussel attached on a plate. MAYBE PREPARED AHEAD OF TIME AND REFRIDGERATED TILL READY TO USE.
Slice half the garlic and fry gently in oil until crisp and golden.Drain and set aside. Chop the remaining garlic very finely and scatter a little over each shellfish. Sprinkle them with chicken stock powder,sugar and soy sauce. Put inside a steamer and cook over high heat for 3 minutes.
Garnish with the fried garlic,chili,spring onion and cilantro and serve immediately.