ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Romantic: Sunray Surf Clams in Lemony White Wine and Pepper Petals

Updated on June 18, 2016

Subtle, delicate, and refreshing...

I'll call this a little 'spa session' for our tastebuds

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 3 servings

My clams did not have any sand in them, but just to make sure, soak them in salted water for about 30 mins.


  • 700g Sunray Sur Clams, Sand cleared
  • 1 Lemon, Wedged
  • 1cup White Wine, Moon Bae Ju 23
  • 4 teaspoons Marjoram, Dried
  • 1/2 Dried Chili
  • 2 teaspoons Pink Pepper
  • Fresh Dill / Marjoram, For decoration
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Olive Oil


  1. Prepare cleaned Sunray Surf clams and lemon. Make sure your lemon is de-waxed and washed so the whole thing is edible.
  2. Get a pot that has a lid. Put the lid aside and set the pot on medium heat. Wait until the pot is hot enough to flambe. / Or, hot enough for waterdrops to roll around.
  3. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil and put the chili in. Wait for 5 seconds and throw in all the clams at once. Toss it around until one or two clams open.
  4. Pour in the wine and set heat to high. Stir until more than half the clams are open.
  5. Pour in water right below the clam level so they will be barely soaked. (this depends on the pot). Put in the lemon.
  6. Place lid and lower heat to mid-low. Cook for 15mins. Make sure the pot just simmers and does not boil.
  7. Crush pink pepper corns with a metal spoon so they look like little rose petals.
  8. Once the clams are cooked, add the dried marjoram and some salt.
  9. Add the fresh herbs and pepper corn before served.

I was at the supermarket and stumbled across a tray of elegant looking clams and could not resist in trying them. So, I brought them home and toyed with my new culinary gears including fresh herbs, pink pepper corns and a traditional Korean grain wine called 'Moon Bae Ju'. Which puffs with aromas. It's supposed to be 40% alcohol and made of rough grains grown in the northern part of Korea, but what accidentally bought was a mass produced version mixed with rice and only 23% alcohol (doesn't taste like the original but good for cooking.)

The clams have a very subtle taste that is a bit sweet. The pepper corns were pungent, but gave a kick here and there, but it was actually the looks that made me use it. They look like tiny rose petals.

Any way, after the meal I had some leftover broth and was able to enjoy the luxury of turning it into soup by adding soaked foxtail millets.

Cast your vote for Sunray Surf Clams in Lemony White Wine and Pepper Petals


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)