Tinolang Halaan – Clams In Ginger Broth Soup

Here is another Filipino seafood recipe for you. This time, we will be having an authentic Filipino soup dish that can surely captivate your taste. What I have for you below is a very simple and basic Tinolang Halaan Filipino recipe (see also Tinolang Manok) that every person who loves and wants to cook can follow easily.

Clam Soup Similar To Clams In Ginger Broth Soup - Tinolang Halaan
Clam Soup Similar To Clams In Ginger Broth Soup

Note: Make sure that the clams are already cleansed and the dirt are already flushed out of its shell before proceeding. To do this, pour the clams in a container or basin full of water and let it sit for at least half day to make it (the clams) expel sand. 

Tinolang Halaan Ingredients:

* 2 1/2 kilo halaan (clams)

* 2-3 stalk leech leaves, cut 2” diagonally

* 1-2 stalk tanglad (lemon grass)

* 1 pc. thumb size ginger, sliced into strips

* 1/2 head garlic, chopped

* 1 pc. medium size onion, sliced

* 2 tbsp. cooking oil

Tinolang Halaan Cooking Instruction:

1). Boil 2 cups of water with tanglad, set aside.

2). Sauté garlic and ginger together in a pot or wok, then add sliced onion.

3). Pour about 1 – 2 cups of prepared tanglad water. Bring to a boil.

4). Add clams and allow water to boil once more. Simmer until the clam shells open halfway.

5). Add leech and simmer for another 30-45 seconds then turn off the heat.

Enjoy! Best serve while its hot.

Recipe Credits: OverseasPinoyCooking.Net

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