Hamaguri Shigure-Ni (Sweet Cooked Clams)

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Title: Hamaguri Shigure-Ni (Sweet Cooked Clams)
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Japanese, Appetizers

Ingredients:

3 tb Sake
24 Small Clams or Cockels
1 1/2 oz Sugar
2 1/2 tb Soya Sauce


TO COOK:
Put the Sake, sugar, and clams into a large frying pan and stir together.
Bring to boil over high heat and cook for 3 minutes, uncovered. Stir in
the Soya sauce and cook briskly for another minute. Remove from heat and
set aside.
Boil the remaining liquid for 10 minutes until it becomes syrupy. Add
clams and stir them gently in the sauce over hight heat for 1 minute.
TO SERVE:
Transfer to deep bowl, and cool to room temperature. Serve cool.

*NOTE: Tiny Shrimp, mussels, or bits of fresh tunny fish may be
sustituted for the clams and cockles.
From "Recipes-The Cooking of Japan" from Time-Life International, c1965.

File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/japan1.zip