Asari clams are steamed with Japanese sake. It's a simple but delicious appetizer.
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 lb fresh asari clam, scrubbed and washed
- 1/3 cup sake
- chopped green onion for topping *optional
Soak asari clams in salted water overnight in the refrigerator. Discard any clams that don't close at this time. Drain in a colander. Put asari clams in a large skillet and pour sake. Place a lid and steam on high heat for a few minutes until clams open. (Discard any clams that didn't open after steaming.) Serve steamed asari in a bowl and top with chopped green onion if you would like.