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Japanese Steamed Asari Clam Recipe

Japanese Steamed Clams - Manila (Asari) clams with butter, Japanese sake and mirin. Briny, delicious and takes only 10 mins.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Japanese Steamed Clams
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 304 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb Manila clams
  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cooking sake
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion, green part only


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Japanese Steamed Asari Clam Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 544mg24%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.