Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake

Pattern of shell clams are rich in variation, individuals of the same pattern does not exist.

These clams are from Kumamoto pref. of Kyushu region.

Cooking of Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake
Cooking of Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake
These are divided into four groups by their outstanding characteristic of patterns.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Asari, Japanese Clam
Asari, Japanese Clam
Asari, Japanese Clam
Asari, Japanese Clam
(1) mainly dark brown + white ; like a Kasuri pattern of Kimono
(2) mainly white + dark brown ; like a Norway sweater
(3) ocherous brown
(4) blueish brown ; nuances of blue corduroy

 

The design of Nature are interesting!

Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake

・Asari
is a saltwater clam, Venerupis philippinarum.  It is called “Japanese littleneck” and “Manila clam” in English.  浅利(あさり) literally “shallow sea shell”