Udon Noodles with Japanese Clam Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 4 min
Prep:
29 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 package udon noodles
  • Steamed Clams:
  • 1 pound littleneck clams
  • 1/4 cup cooking sake
  • 3/4 cup regular sake
  • Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup cooking sake
  • 2 small seeded and chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup clam juice (from the steamed clams)
Directions

Prepare udon noodles according to package directions, drain.

In a steamer pot, add clams, cooking sake, and regular sake. Steam until the clams open up. Strain, reserving clams and liquid separately. Set aside.

In a saucepan, heat olive oil and butter. Add onion, ginger, garlic, and hot pepper flakes. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the cooking sake and simmer for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley and salt to taste. Simmer an additional 5 minutes.

Add whipping cream and simmer 3 minutes. Add reserved clam juice and simmer an additional 3 minutes. Toss the sauce over the noodles and garnish with the steamed clams.


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