Steamed Clams and Garlic in Lemon Sauce

Steamed Clams and Garlic in Lemon Sauce

Clams in a tangy citrus sauce.

Cooking time
10 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

300 g (2/3 lb)

1 clove

1 tsp

2 tsp

as garnish

as garnish

(A)Simmering sauce


  1. Wash the clams under running water while rubbing shells together.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a fry pan and saute the garlic over low heat for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the clams, (A) and cover, then cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until the clam shells open.
  4. Add the lemon juice and turn off the heat. Serve on a plate garnished with cilantro and lemon.

Cooking Basics

Asari clams / shijimi clams - washing shells

Since the shells of shellfish are actually quite dirty, wash by rubbing their shells together in water.

Garlic - thinly sliced

Cut the garlic clove with the skin removed vertically in two. Then use the heel of the knife to remove the core and thinly slice.


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