Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake

This is called “Asari no Sakamushi”, which cooked only with sake. Simple but is the best!

Pattern of shell clams are rich in variation and it is said that individuals who have the same pattern does not exist.

Asari, Japanese Clam
Clams will grow starting from the hinge of the shell.
Asari, Japanese Clam
Asari, Japanese Clam
Regular geometric pattern is also like a digital code, and it is seems even sweater pattern.

 

Cook clams in a covered pan with a little bit of sake,  and soy sauce to taste.

Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake

・Asari
is a Japanese littleneck (Ruditapes philippinarum).  浅蜊(あさり) literally “shallow clam”.
・Asari no Sakamushi
is aJapanese Clam Marinières with Sake.  アサリの酒蒸し(あさりのさかむし) literally “steamed clam with sake”