Recipe courtesy of Hideko Pond

Udon Noodles with Japanese Clam Sauce

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 4 min
  • Prep: 29 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Steamed Clams:



  1. Prepare udon noodles according to package directions, drain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.