Soba Noodle with a Miso Clam Broth

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $3.62
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200gDried Soba Noodles
2 tbspRed or White Miso Paste
1 lbs (454g)Littleneck or Pasta Clams
1/2 cupGreen Onion, thinly sliced
1 tbspGinger, grated
4 cupsWater or Vegetable Stock
1 cupBok Choy or Pak Choi, thinly sliced
1 cloveGarlic, thinly sliced
1/2Red Chili, thinly sliced (optional)
2 tbspRice Wine Vinegar
1 tbspGrape Seed Oil


  1. ​To clean your clams, scrub well under cold running water. Any clams that are open or broken should be thrown out. Place them in a large bowl, uncovered, with cold water and about 2 tbsp of sea salt. Place in the fridge and change the water a couple times before using.
  2. Bring 4 cups of water or stock to a simmer. Stir in the miso paste.
  3. In a medium saute pan over medium high heat, add oil. Add garlic, ginger and chili (optional). Stir fry for about 2 minutes. Add the clams, stir well. Add the vinegar and about ½ cup of the miso broth.
  4. Cover with a lid and let the clams cook, about 5 minutes. The clams are done when they open up. Any clams that do not open should be thrown out.
  5. Cook the soba noodles in the miso broth. To serve split the clams and soba noodles into 4 bowls. Cover with about 1 cup of miso broth and top with scallions and bok choy. Season to taste.


  • Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and sometimes a mixture of buckwheat and wheat. If you are looking for a gluten-free option, read the package ingredients to be sure the soba is only made from buckwheat. If you have celiac disease, contact the company to be sure the noodles are manufactured in a gluten-free facility.
  • Looking for some lean protein to add to your meal? Clams are a great choice: 3 ounces of clams has 22 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat.
  • Clams are an excellent source of iron and selenium. Iron is needed for red blood cells to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Not having enough iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia, which can leave you feeling tired and short of breath. Selenium activates an antioxidant in the body that helps to prevent free radical damage. It may help prevent cancer and slow its growth, but more research is needed.