Udon noodles alle Vongole

Udon noodles alle Vongole

Udon noodles full of asari (manila) clams. It's like a spaghetti alle vongole? It's very good.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Cooked udon noodles
2 servings
Asari or manila clams
about 300 g
3 cloves
Red chili pepper
2 tablespoons
400 ml
Granulated soup stock from sea scallops
2 teaspoons
1 scant teaspoon
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Olive oil
3 tablespoons
Katakuriko slurry
As needed


1. Remove sand from the clams and wash them. Remove seeds from the red chili pepper. Mince the garlic, scallion and red chili pepper.
2. In a deep pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the udon noodles and remove from the pan.
3. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the garlic and red chili peppers. When fragrant, add the clams and cook for a shot while, then add the sake and water. Cover with the lid and bring to a boil.
4. Once the clams have opened, add the cooked udon noodles, soup base from the scallops, soy sauce and salt and bring to a boil. Add the katakuriko dissolved in water to thicken the liquid.
5. Serve on a plate and done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had asari clams but couldn't make spaghetti alle vongole since I didn't have pasta. So I made a fake spaghetti alle vongole with udon noodles! That's how I came up with this recipe.