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Japanese Asari Clam Miso Soup


If you are a fan of sushi restaurants, the chances are you have seen miso soup somewhere on the menu.  But in certain sushi restaurants, they sometimes have two options for their miso soup. 

The standard one usually comes with tofu and seaweed, tastes similar to our protein miso soup, and the ‘premium’ one that comes with clams and a ‘premium’ price attached to it. 

Although it might seem redundant to have two offerings of miso soup, the clams really do add an entirely different umami taste to the soup.  So if you are interested in trying this version of miso soup, here is a simple recipe to make at home for a fraction of the price!

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This soup is somewhere in between low-carb and keto at ~2g carbs per bowl. 

The soup offers the traditional taste of a great miso soup with an accentuated profile of umami and seafood, really delicious and great to enjoy during the cooler months of the year.

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The only ingredients you would need for this one would be the Miso and Bonito Flakes – you can get both on Amazon or at a local Asian supermarket.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 10M

Cooking Time 2M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~2g

Serving 2 Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Live Manila/Little Neck Clams
  • 2 Cups Dashi
  • 2 tbsp Miso
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) De-grit clams by soaking them into a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.

3) Finley chop green onions and set aside.

4) Make 2 cups of dashi (how to make dashi here).

5) Bring dashi to a boil in stove top pot.

6)  Remove clams from bowl of water and add into stove top pot with dashi.  Cook until all the calms have opened up, about 2-3 minutes.

7) Reduce heat to low.  Inside a strainer, add Miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil Miso as it will lose its umami flavor).

8) Add in green onions and serve.  Note – if some clams do not open during the cooking process, discard and DO NOT consume.

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Japanese Asari Clam Miso Soup

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Asari Clam Miso Soup. Enjoy this traditional Japanese soup at only ~2g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: asarimiso, ketoasiansoup, ketomisosoup, lowcarbasiansoup, lowcarbmisosoup, misoclam
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 bowls
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Live Manila/Little Neck Clams
  • 2 Cups Dashi
  • 2 tbsp Miso
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • De-grit clams by soaking them into a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
  • Finley chop green onions and set aside.
  • Make 2 cups of dashi (how to make dashi here).
  • Bring dashi to a boil in stove top pot.
  • Remove clams from bowl of water and add into stove top pot with dashi. Cook until all the calms have opened up, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Inside a strainer, add miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil miso as it will lose its umami flavor).
  • Add in green onions and serve. Note - if some clams do not open during the cooking process, discard and DO NOT consume.

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