About this recipe:Mussels can also be substituted with clams for this dish. It makes for a nicer presentation when the mussels are steamed ahead and arranged on serving dish with the sauce poured over it.
Clean the mussels under cold water and remove beards. Discard the dead and broken ones. Place mussels on a dish in a steamer and steam until they are opened.
When mussels are cooked, discard the top shell and arrange on serving platter. Reserve the juice and make the sauce.
Heat a little oil in pan and saute the garlic, ginger, spring onions, chilli and black beans. Stir and add the soy sauce, rice wine, clam juice and season. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 1 minute.