The easiest way to make me feel happy is to eat foods that I ate when I was living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Yesterday I visited an Asian supermarket and bought all the ingredients.
This recipe has no quantities as you need to up on the herbs and spices you like and use less of the ones you don't like so much.
You can substitute the clams for any other seafood you like or even use another type of protein or even a vegetable, just watch for cooking times as you do not want to overcook it.
It is delicious and this is how you make it:
Bash some lemongrass, fresh turmeric, fresh chillies, garlic, galangal or ginger in a pestle and mortar until they release their aromas.
Heat some oil on a pan or wok, if you have one and add the aromatics you just bashed. Stir fry them for about 30 seconds or until your kitchen smells like Nirvana.
Add the washed clams and mix. Add fish sauce and add 1/4 cup of water or stock. Mix everything and when it boils fiercely put the lid on it for about 4 minutes or until the clams open up. Please discard the ones that did not open up properly.
Squeeze a tiny bit of lime juice and stir.
Turn the heat off and add some chillies and freshly chopped coriander.
Serve hot and enjoy!
It is a treat!
Please, let me know how it goes!