Morimoto inspired manila clams recipe
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Morimoto Inspired Manila Clams

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword clams, one pot, quick
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Asian Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3 lb manila clams
  • 2 Tb grassfed butter
  • 1 Tb chopped garlic about 2 very large cloves
  • 2 ea chopped green onion white and green parts separated
  • 1/2 c sake
  • 1 Tb soy sauce

Instructions

  • Soak manila clams in water with 1 Tb salt for 10-15 minutes to purge any grit.  Drain and rinse clams with water.
  • Heat butter in a pan over medium heat.  Add garlic and white part of the green onion.  Cook for about a minute. 
  • Add sake and bring to a boil.  Cook for 30 seconds to remove alcohol. 
  • Add clams, cover pan, and steam until the clams have opened.  About 3-4 minutes.  Discard any unopened clams. 
  • Stir in remaining chopped green onion for garnish.  Serve hot.  

Notes

This recipe would also be divine served over hot buckwheat soba noodles for an Asian version of spaghetti and clams.