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How To Cook Spicy Cockle Salad ?

There are many ways to cook fresh blood cockle like grilling or blanching. But have you known about Spicy Cockle Salad with the taste like the ocean? If not, let’s check out through this simple recipe
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 144kcal
Author: tggfood


  • 1 kg blood cockle
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 30 grams red onions
  • 30 grams horn chilies
  • 30 grams lemongrass plants
  • 50 grams kumquat
  • 50 grams tomatoes
  • 30 ml fish sauce
  • 2 limes
  • 10 grams garlic
  • 15 grams thyme
  • 15 ml rice vinegar
  • 50 grams jaggery sugar
  • 50 ml tamarind juice


Rinse the blood cockle, and preliminary treat the other ingredients

  • Soak the cockles in salt water added minced chill for at least 30 minutes, so they will open up and expel any dirt inside. Then rewash the cockle with water.
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  • Wash all the vegetables.
  • For carrot and horn chilies, cut them into short sticks around 2 inches.
  • Then cut the onion, red onion, kumquat, and lemongrass into thin slices.
  • Make matchsticks of tomatoes and small cubes of limes.
  • Rinse and dry the thyme.
  • Preliminary treat all the ingredients

Cook the blood cockle

  • Heat water in a pot until it boils and add one tablespoon of rice vinegar.
  • Then put the blood cockle in for around 30s and turn off the heat. Cook the cockle for around 30s
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  • Rinse the blood cockle with cold water and remove one of their shells. Remove one shell of the cockle
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Make the fish sauce for the salad

  • Add green peppers, red peppers, and garlic to the mortar.
  • Crush them and add jaggery sugar. Firmly crush green peppers, red peppers, and garlic.
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  • Use the pestle to grind and make the jaggery sugar melted.
  • Add tamarind juice and fish sauce.
  • Finally, stir for all to blend. Stir for all ingredients to blend
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Arrange the components

  • Place the blood cockles in a big bowl.
  • Arrange the prepared vegetables above
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Mix the salad

  • Add the fish sauce into the bowl and combine everything.

Finish the salad

  • Place the salad on a dish.
  • Add a little bit of fish sauce above.
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Garnish Spicy Cockle Salad

  • Garnish the dish with the thyme (or cilantro).
  • Enjoy the unique flavor of the Spicy Cockle Salad.
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Choose the fresh blood cockles when buying

Choose the blood cockles with medium size. Because the small ones will be wrinkled when we cook. but the big ones will be tough when we eat.
The fresh blood cockles are usually the ones with their shells open. If the shells are all closed, you can identify the fresh ones by their smell. Because the dead ones always smell terrible.
Avoid buying seafood in the mid days of lunar months since the quality of them is not high compared to the other days in months.

Make the onion crispier

To make the onion crispier and reduce the strong pungent smell, soak them in water with ice after slicing them.
With the aromatic flavor and beautiful colors, the Spicy Cockle Salad is an attractive dish for family meals, party, etc. So let’s follow the recipe and share with me your dish through the comment below.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2954IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 8mg