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Japanese Style Steamed Clams

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Style Steamed Clams.  Enjoy this delicious traditional recipe at only ~4g Net Carb / Serving.  Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword easyseafood, japaneseclam, japaneseketoseafood, lowcarbclam, lowcarbseafood, steamedclam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 bowl


  • 1 lb Live Manila/Little Neck Clams
  • 1/4 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Cup Japanese Sake
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • De-grit clams by soaking them into a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
  • Thinly slice ginger into match box size sticks and set aside.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • In a stove top pot, add Japanese sake and sliced ginger. Bring to boil.
  • Once boiling, remove clams from bowl of water and add into stove top pot Cover and cook until all the shells open up, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in chopped green onions and transfer clams to serving bowl. Discard remaining liquid. Note - if some clams do not open during the cooking process, discard and DO NOT consume.