Clams in Ponzu Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh clams, cleaned
  • 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1/3 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons finely sliced scallions, for garnish
How to cook Clams in Ponzu Sauce:
  • In a wok, heat the lemon or lime juice, soy sauces and mirin.
  • Bring to the boil. Add the clams.
  • Cover the wok and cook the clams for about 3 to 4 minutes or until all the shells open.
  • Transfer the clams to a serving bowl, pour the sauce over them, garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.
Clams in Ponzu Sauce recipe


The Clams in Ponzu Sauce very simple to make and very tasty too!


Ponzu Sauce, the tangy soy-based sauce, is traditionally made with a citrus juice and Fresh lemon juice and orange juice give this sauce a citrus snap.

Clams in Ponzu Sauce - Japanese answer to the famous French recipe for mussels or clams in a white wine sauce.

There is something very special about being presented with a bowl of steaming hot clams till in their shells, and the citric fragance from the ponzu sauce makes it a truly memorable experience.

This recipe for Clams in Ponzu Sauce serves/makes: 4 servings

The Clams in Ponzu Sauce recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Clams (more Clams recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Japanese (more Japanese recipes)

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