Chinese-Style Stir Fried Shijimi Clams

Chinese-Style Stir Fried Shijimi Clams

So good you can't stop eating. A delicious Chinese-style shijimi (freshwater) clam stir fry. You'll continue eating this mindlessly, like when you're eating crabs. In our house, 500 g of clams is not enough for 2 adults and a 5 year old. Honestly, I can't recommend this highly enough.

Ingredients: 500 g of shijimi clams worth

Shijimi clams (basket or freshwater clams)
500 g
1 to 2 cloves
1 piece
Japanese leek
1 stalk
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
about 2 teaspoons


1. Soak the clams in saltwater approximately the same salt content as the ocean. Mince the garlic, ginger and leek.
2. In a pan with oil, add the garlic, ginger, leek (reserve some for garnishing) and stir fry until fragrant.
3. Add the clams, stir fry briskly and sprinkle with sake. Cover with a lid and steam-cook. When the clams open up, add soy sauce and oyster sauce and mix quickly.
4. Drizzle sesame oil at the end, and it's done. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with the reserved leek and serve!

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for my husband, who loves Chinese flavors.
I usually buy clams that are already cleaned, so I can make this in no time.
Beer tastes so good with this.