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Sakamushi (Steamed in Sake)

Sakamushi, translates literally to 'steamed in sake'.  This is the easiest and tastiest way to serve asari or small clams.


  • 500 grams clams
  • 1/3 cup cooking sake
  • dash of soy sauce (optional)

Clean the clams thoroughly. Put the clams in a large skillet and pour the sake over top.  Cover with a lid and steam by cooking them on high heat for several minutes until the clams are open.  Throw away any clams that do not open as these are not edible.  Serve immediately.  This recipe makes 4 servings.

The dash of soy sauce is used for colour.

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