Sake-Steamed Clams

Sake-Steamed Clams
Namiko Chen


  • 3/4 cups  sake
  • 1 tablespoon  julienned ginger
  • 1 1/2 pound  manila or littleneck clams, cleaned
  • red chile pepper
  •   Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • scallion, green and white parts, chopped

Just six ingredients and 15 minutes out of a busy day are all that's needed to whip up this quick lunch or dinner. These sake-steamed clams are a snap to make and delicious — and the convivial effects of sake go without saying. Fresh ginger and red chile pepper add a little extra kick.


In a large frying pan, combine the sake and ginger and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the clams and red chile pepper. Cover with a lid and steam on high heat until all of the clams open, about 3-4 minutes.

Remove the lid and season with freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Add the scallion. Shake the pan to make sure the clams are not overlapping each other. Serve with the broth and eat while warm.


Calories per serving:

425 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 7g 11%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 1g 7%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 102g 204%
  • Cholesterol 204mg 68%
  • Sodium 4,098mg 171%
  • Calcium 295mg 29%
  • Magnesium 159mg 40%
  • Potassium 535mg 15%
  • Iron 13mg 70%
  • Zinc 4mg 25%
  • Phosphorus 1,381mg 197%
  • Vitamin A 630µg 70%
  • Vitamin C 32mg 53%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 11%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 49µg 12%
  • Vitamin B12 77µg 1,279%
  • Vitamin D 7IU 2%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 24%
  • Vitamin K 36µg 45%
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