Make this exquisite shijimi soup with a little preparation and a few extra ingredients. How about some shellfish soup that's great for your beauty and health?
I saw directions for preparing the clams on a television program. I always forget whether its shijimi clams or asari clams that have to be cooked from cold water so I uploaded this for my own reference.
Just make sure to get the clams to release the toxins and sand. Anything that was alive at some point has something to release.If you'd like, I recommend using kombu as your dashi stock. Of course you can just use the dashi stock from the clams, but the collaboration of dashi stocks is delicious.
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