Speaking of our favorite spicy homemade dishes, the spicy wine series is for sure on the list. It makes food so appetizing in this sweet and winey sauce. This sauce goes well with seafoods like clams and shrimps. We even used that for cooking baby oysters which is a rice-killing dish.
In this article we are introducing Sea Snails in Spicy Wine, which is a fairly common combination with the spicy wine sauce. Try that next time!
辣酒花螺 Sea Snails in Spicy Wine
Colorful, winey and spicy. Sea Snails in Spicy Wine is a dish that is satisfying to eyes, nose and taste bud
The sea snails we used was babylon shell. For babylon shell, there are actually 2 species of it. One is called babylonia lutosa and the other is called babylonia areolata.
We bought babylonia areolata this time which is smaller in size, more tender and having a better taste. We bought 300g of it for HK$60
Apart from 300g of sea snails, ingredients also include green onion, garlic (3 cloves), a shallot, a slice of ginger, dried chilli pepper, a tbsp of Sichuan peppercorn, 2 pieces of star anise, chilli bean sauce, chicken stock, oyster sauce and Shaoxine wine
Get the ingredients prepared. After rinsing the sea snails, soak them in salt water for an hour to remove the secretion
Chop the green onion like as shown
Crush the ginger and garlic
Rinse the Sichuan peppercorn and star anise,
Boil the sea snails in hot water for 3 mins
After the boil some scum from the sea snails is out
set the sea snails aside
Put the Sichuan peppercorn and star anise into a pot and heat them until aromatic
Add oil, and then green onion, ginger and garlic. Cook until aromatic
Add a tsp of chilli bean sauce then some oyster sauce
Add 100ml of Shaoxine wine then some chicken stock
Add half a tsp of sugar. Test and adjust the taste of the sauce
Add the sea snails and cook for 3 mins
Add the dried chilli pepper and it’s done!
Interested in the pot we use? It’s Vermicular 14cm cast iron pot. Head to our online store for more details. We also have different colors and sizes for you too choose.
If you’re a fan of sweet and spicy dishes, try this seared prawns!
Another easy but special homemade dish