Add the cleaned manila clams into a frying pan. Sprinkle with the sake, cover with a lid, and steam until their shells open up.
In the mean time, wash and cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Place on a plate, and microwave for 3 minutes at 500 W while keeping an eye on it.
Remove the lid from the frying pan. Add the butter, soy sauce, and broccoli in that order, mix, and done.
Story Behind this Recipe
I always cooked sake-steamed manila clams. When my brother visited me, he told me that adding broccoli makes the dish more delicious, so I tried it. It was really tasty. My daughter and I almost finished it all!
Please clean the manila clams completely!! Add 1 teaspoon of salt and enough water to cover the clams in a bowl, and leave in the fridge overnight. Wash them well, and you're ready to go. It's actually quite easy. You can also boil the broccoli instead of microwaving.