[ Prep Time: 5 min | Cooking Time: 15 min | Serving: 4 ]
Sake steamed clams is a popular dish in Japanese izakaya. This is a quick and easy recipe to steam clams with Japanese rice wine which perfectly brings out the sweet and umami flavour of the fresh clams!
600 g Clams
10 g Bonito Flakes
600 mL Water
200 mL Sake
1 Tsp White Sugar
½ Tsp Salt
1. Prepare a basin of water, add salt (1 tbsp) and clams (600 g), rest for 1 hr, drain and set aside.
2. Boil a pot of water (600 mL), add bonito flakes (10 g), turn off heat and cover for 2 min.
3. Boil the dashi stock, add sake (100 mL) and clams, simmer over high heat for 8 min.
4. Add salt (½ tsp) and white sugar (1 tsp). Turn off heat, then add the remaining sake (100mL) and serve.