Steamed Clams in Butter and Sake

2018-08-04T20:39:38-05:00August 5th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Author: Lilibeth Bernardino Hashimoto


Steamed Clams in Butter and Sake

Prep: 10 m Cook: 10 m Ready In: 25 minutes Serves: 4


  • 4 teaspoons sake
  • 4 teaspoons mirin Japanese sweet wine
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/4 pounds clams in shell scrubbed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 green onion chopped


  1. Scrub and rinse clams. Soak in a large bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Heat a wok or large saucepan over high heat. Quickly pour in the sake, mirin and rice vinegar. Add the clams; cover and cook until the clams open, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open.
  3. Remove any scum that forms on the surface using a spoon or paper towel. Stir in the butter, soy sauce and green onion, tossing to coat the clams as the butter melts. Arrange clams on a serving plate and drizzle the sauce over them. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

121 calories 9 grams of fat 3 grams of carbohydrates 4.5 grams of protein 34 milligrams cholesterol 155 milligrams of sodium