Boiled Hamaguri Clam Nigiri Sushi

Boiled Hamaguri Clam Nigiri Sushi

You can make a luxurious nigiri sushi in your own kitchen!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Hamaguri clam (de-gritted)
200 ml
A) Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
A) Sugar
4 tablespoons
A) Mirin
40 ml
Freshly cooked rice
2 rice cooker cups' worth (360 ml)
B) Vinegar
40 ml
B) Sugar
20 g
B) Salt
2/3 teaspoon


1. Rub the clam shells together whilst washing them under running water to get rid of any slimy bits.
2. Bring the cooking sake to a boil in a pan, then boil the clams. Cover with a lid, steam the clams for about 3-4 minutes, then remove from the pan. Save the liquid in the pan for later use.
3. Stick a knife into the shells and pry them open. Cut the meat out carefully without damaging it.
4. Adjust the shape of the meat and use the knife to butterfly the meat from the foot.
5. Add the leftover clam juice from Step 2 and the "A" ingredients to a pan, and boil down on a low heat until you get a thick sauce.
6. Transfer the rice into an "ohitsu" (wooden rice container) with the combined "B" ingredients. Fold in the "B" ingredients whilst fanning the rice.
7. Apply the vinegar mixture (refer to Helpful Hints) on your hands and form the sushi rice into nigiri sushi. Lay the clam meat on top, neaten the shape, and brush on sauce to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe has been adapted by the COOKPAD staff from the comic "Cooking Papa," which is updated every Wednesday (Chapter 975, Volume 101.)