Japanese Steamed Seafood in Kelp Boats Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 pound littleneck or cherrystone clams (about 4 clams)
  • 4 to 8 mussels
  • 4 to 8 sea scallops, halved, or 1/4 pound baby scallops
  • 8 to 12 medium-size raw shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 2 or 3 fresh or thawed frozen king crab legs (optional), cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (3-ounce) package good-quality wide dashi konbu (dried kelp), cut into 4 (8x6-inch) pieces
  • 8 (7-inch) dried-gourd strips (kampyo), soaked in salted water
  • 4 teaspoons sake
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • Scalloped lemon slices
How to cook Japanese Steamed Seafood in Kelp Boats:
  • Using a stiff brush, scrub clams under cool running water. Discard any that do not snap shut as you begin scrubbing.
  • Scrub mussels under cool running water. If necessary, pull off bread or strands coming from shells. Make sure mussels are closed tightly; discard any that are not. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Place clams in a large bowl; add salt and cover with cool water. Soak 3 to 4 hours.
  • To soften dried konbu, dip pieces into a large bowl of warm water. Gently flex pieces 1 minute or until they begin to soften. Do not soak too long or konbu softens, losing its flavor in the water. Pat dry.
  • Gather each end of a piece of konbu; tie with 2 strips of soaked gourd.
  • Form konbu into a boat shape. Form 3 more boats with remaining konbu pieces and gourd strips.
  • Into each boat, put 1 clam, 1 or 2 mussels, 4 half pieces of scallop or several baby scallops and 2 or 3 shrimps.
  • Using kitchen scissors, snip open shell of each piece of crab leg; leave meat in shell. Add 1 or 2 pieces to each boat.
  • In a wok or deep pot, bring about 4 cups water to a boil. Place seafood boats on a steamer tray.
  • Add 1 teaspoon sake, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon butter to each boat.
  • Cover tray. Place over boiling water; steam seafood 5 to 8 minutes or until clams and mussels have opened.
  • Garnish with lemon slices. Serve immediately. Instruct diners to dip seafood into the delicious broth that has formed in bottom of boats.

Note:

The Japanese name for the Steamed Seafood in Kelp Boats recipe is Sakana No Konbu Bune.


This recipe for Japanese Steamed Seafood in Kelp Boats serves/makes: 4

The Japanese Steamed Seafood in Kelp Boats (Sakana No Konbu Bune) recipe is adopted from The Japanese Cooking for the American Table.

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

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