Canadian Clams are on sale at the Japanese/Asian market….$3.99 per pound, $2 less…hmmm….what can I do with it?…this unexpected surprise is like a curve ball…I’d love to hit it…it doesn’t have to be a home run but something pleasing….
It is quite hot outside, I must take them home safely, so I asked the clerk to pack the clams in (free) ice…they are always nice about that (did you get it? I made a rhyme, ice, nice…no more rhymes now, I mean it! Anybody want a peanut?…with my love of The Princess Bride, those lines pop up in my head in an instant). At the produce aisle, I grabbed an inexpensive a bundle of green onions to start working the game plan.
OK actually, I am remembering the recipe in an old magazine… I think I have a budget friendly, low-calorie, gluten free… winning chance! I mean recipe.
Ingredients and Instruction for 2-4 people (Print Recipe Here)
- 1 pound (about) of clams, thoroughly cleaned with a stiff brush under running water. Note: I highly recommend soaking the clams in salted water for at least 1 hours to let them spit out sand. Check here for the method.
- 1 package of rice noodle
- Ginger root, about the size of an adult thumb, peeled and thinly julienned.
- 3 Tablespoons sake
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari soy sauce
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 4 stalks of green onion, cut 1/2 inch of root end and small round cut
- La-yu oil – depending on your preference, I used 5 drops.
- With plenty of hot water, soak the rice noodle to reconstitute; about 5-7 minutes.
- While soaking the noodles, boil 6 cups of water in a large pot. Add sake, ginger and cleaned clams. Reduce heat to low and cook until the clams open-up (discard any that do not open).. Scoop and remove the white scum that floats to the top.
- Add soy sauce, salt, pepper.
- Strain the rice noodle through a colander, shake to remove excess water. Add the noodle to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Do the taste test, add more seasoning to adjust if needed. Note: cut noodle in half or thirds with kitchen scissor for easier consumption…I used pre-cut noodle.
- Serve noodles in individual bowls, sprinkle sesame oil, la-yu oil then top with green onion . Serve hot or chilled (I like it cold).
Peaches are in season. I had to make peach cobbler for my Today’s TAPAS post (#todaystapas). I happen to have a mini casserole dish. My husband made amazing kefir ice cream…a little sour, sorbet like texture…so good!…What?…this pic is not focused? (but) You (peach cobbler) are wonderful! Thank you, I’ve worked hard to become so… (again the lines from The Princess Bride).
Next lesson, Italian macaron? Si?