1.1 kg live pippies

4 cloves garlic thinly sliced

3 cm ginger cut into strips

5 tablespoons of XO sauce

sprinkle soy sauce (to taste)

1/2-1 teaspoon sugar

2-3 tablespoons corn flour in 1/2 a cup of water

spring onion to garnish

Soak the pippies in cold water for about an hour to clean any sand out of them.
Boil the pippies till they open, then take them out… save the broth to make the sauce later.
In a wok, sautee garlic with some oil..then pop in the pippies, ginger, XO sauce, soy, sugar and the broth ..once have tasted, thicken with corn flour..
To thicken wait for sauce to boil, then stir in the corn flour.
Garnish with some spring onion..

I usually make plenty of sauce as once thicken the sauce tend to disappear..so add plenty of broth… the sauce is yummy to dip chinese donuts in..

XO sauce can be bought at any Asian groceries..the one I used is home made..and then sold at the groceries.

*there are recipes on the internet to make XO sauce from scratch…very fiddly, and need to make a very big batch to make it worthwhile..just google XO sauce.