How to De-Sand Shijimi Clams

How to De-Sand Shijimi Clams

An easy way to rid shijimi clams of sand!


Shijimi clams (basket or freshwater clams)
Iron utensil


1. Put the shijimi in a bowl, and add some water and an iron (or iron-coated) utensil.
2. In the summer, it's better to put them in the fridge to de-sand. If you are freezing them, de-sand them and wash the shells, then place in a zip bag.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my mother's secret trick!