In a skillet, add the 50 ml of sake and the manila clams. Cover the skillet and steam the clams over medium heat.
Once the shells are opened, add the butter, then jiggle the skillet, and it is done.
Sprinkle with some chopped green onions (optional).
Story Behind this Recipe
I got seasonal large-sized manila clams.
The butter is optional. It is delicious either with or without it. If you are adding the butter, I think it is more flavorful to add it toward the end. When you jiggle the skillet, the sake may catch on fire, so be warned.