Hamaguri Sakami (Sake Seasoned Clams)

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1 1/2 pt Boiling water
6 Thin slices of lemon
1 pn MSG
12 Littleneck Clams or Cockles
3 tb Sake

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



PREPARE IN ADVANCE: Have clams shelled, save shells. Discard shallow halves, scrub the deep halves. Drop the shells into boiling water, boil for 2-3 minutes, then drain. Rinse and dry. TO COOK AND SERVE: Bring the Sake to boil over high heat. Sprinkle MSG, then drop in the clams, stir gently, and cover. Cook over moderately high heat for 3-4 minutes, then remove the clams and place in the shell. Garnish each clam with a slice of lemon. Serve at room temperature. From "Recipes-The Cooking of Japan" from Time-Life International, c1965. File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/japan1.zip

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