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Steamed Asari (Manila) Clam Recipe


Steamed Asari (Manila) Clam Recipe

1 1/2 lb. asari/manila clams
1/3 stick unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup cooking sake
1/4 cup mirin
salt to taste
Chopped scallion (the green part only)


Clean the clams thoroughly and set aside. Heat up a saucepan on medium heat and add the butter. As soon as the butter melts, transfer the clams into the pan and do a few quick stirs. Add the water, sake, and mirin into the clams and cover the pan with its lid. Turn the heat to high and bring the clams to boil. As soon as all the clams are open, add in salt to taste. Dish out into a bowl, garnish with the chopped scallion, and serve immediately.

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15 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Fearless Kitchen

    This looks absolutely delicious. I’ve been going through a shellfish phase recently and this looks like it would fit the bill just right!

  2. [eatingclub] vancouver || js

    This is one of my favourite clam dishes. I would just slurp everything up, no time to talk, which kind of defeats the purpose of izakaya, doesn’t it? ;)

  3. Junebug

    Finally a great steamed asari clams recipe that I can try at home. At Japanese izakaya, this is an expensive dish to order and you only get a few steamed asari clams with little soup.

  4. Anonymous

    I love steamed asari clams! The recipe sounds really simple, now all I have to do is buy some clams and the sake and mirin and follow your recipe and I will have a home-cooked steamed asari clams. Thanks so much!

  5. diva

    japanese dining is relaxed and calming. almost like an art. it’s something my family adores and follows..these clams are gorgeous! wow…it’s just hit me that i really need to go out for some awesome seafood real soon.

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