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Chef Gary Kucy’s Sake Steamed Clams with Ginger-Soy Butter

Prep Time

10-20 Minutes

Cook Method


Categorized under: Dinner



1lb Fresh Manila clams

1 tablespoon Green Onions (minced)

2 tablespoons Ginger (minced)

2 tablespoons Garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons Soy Sauce or Tamari

3 tablespoons Butter (softened)

1/2 cup Sake

3/4 cups Mixed Julienne Red Peppers and Carrots

2 tablespoons Cilantro Leaves (picked)

1 Rice Paper Sheet (crispy fried (1 each per person))



Pre soak clams in cold water for at least one hour to clean, rinse well and set aside.

To make butter; sauté green onion, garlic and ginger in a small amount of oil until fragrant. Deglaze with soy sauce and cool. Cream soy ginger mixture into butter and set aside.

Heat a large (6-8 qt) saucepot over medium high heat; add clams and a small amount of oil. Allow clams and pot to heat, add sake and cover to steam. 

After being covered and cooking for approximately 4-5 minutes, check and see if clams are starting to open. Once they begin to open up, add vegetables and ginger-soy butter and cover for another minute. Remove cover and mix in fresh cilantro leaves just before serving. Garnish with crispy fried rice paper.