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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
Garlic
3 cloves
Red chili pepper
1
Sake
2 tablespoons
Water
400 ml
Granulated soup stock from sea scallops
2 teaspoons
Salt
1 scant teaspoon
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Olive oil
3 tablespoons
Katakuriko slurry
As needed
Scallions
2-3

Steps

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.