Sake-Steamed Clams

Sake-Steamed Clams
Staff Writer
Sake-Steamed Clams
Namiko Chen

Sake-Steamed Clams

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.

Ready in
15 m
2
Servings
427
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.4%
Cholesterol
102mg
34%
Protein
51g
100%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
321µg
36%
Vitamin B12
38µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.1%
Vitamin C
34mg
56%
Vitamin D
3IU
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
22µg
27%
Calcium
152mg
15%
Fiber
0.9g
3.8%
Folate (food)
28µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
28µg
7%
Iron
6mg
34%
Magnesium
80mg
20%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
694mg
99%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
302mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.7%
Sodium
2050mg
85%
Zinc
2mg
12%