A Savory Dish of Steamed Seafood: A Recipe

Seafood is a delicacy with its own unique flavor and texture. It is also a healthy source of vitamins and minerals. When steamed correctly, the seafood can keep its texture and flavor intact. To create a stellar steamed seafood dish, try this easy yet impressive recipe for dinner.


– 1 lb Mussels
– 2 lb whole shrimp
– 4 oz Snow peas
– 4 oz Daikon radish
– 8 Green onions
– 2 cloves minced garlic
– 1 cup sake
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
– A handful of cilantro


1. Gently rinse the mussels, brushing away any dirt and gently rinse the shrimp, peeling off any shells. Discard any mussels that are not tightly closed.

2. Chop the Daikon into thin slices and mince the garlic. Chop the green onions into 1” pieces.

3. In a heavy-bottomed boiler, combine sake, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil. Heat on medium-high heat until boiling

4. Add the mussels, shrimp, Daikon, garlic, and green onions to the sauce and let simmer for 2 minutes.

5. Add the snow peas, gently stirring them in. Cover and let the seafood steam for 4-5 minutes.

6. Carefully remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Serving Suggestions

This steamed seafood dish is scrumptious on its own, but can also be served on its own over a bed of jasmine rice for a wholesome main course. The traditional method of flavoring this dish is to pour over a Shabu-shabu soup. If you’re looking for a simpler option, you can also just sprinkle over a bit of toasted sesame oil.

Additional Notes

This steamed seafood dish is great any time of year and can be prepared ahead of time by marinating the seafood in the soy sauce and other ingredients. Be careful not to over steam it, as it will become tough and not as nice. This traditional Japanese-style dish is an excellent way to enjoy the fresh seafood of the region.

Whether you serve it over rice or sip it in a soup, this steamed seafood recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings for a delicious seafood dish. Bon Appétit!