Healthy Recipes

Controlling the sodium in your diet can help lower your blood pressure. At El Camino Health, we want to make sure your diet is both healthy and delicious.


Living a heart-healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to eliminate your favorite foods. Sometimes a few simple changes can make your dishes healthy and tasty. Chef Chu and El Camino Health worked together to introduce this low-sodium Clam Soup. Be sure to check back with us for more nutritious popular dish recipes.

Low-Sodium Clam Soup Recipe


1 1/2 pound of fresh manila clams (washed well)

4 cups water

4 cups unsalted chicken broth

2 slices ginger (finely shred)

2 sprigs coriander (chopped)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon Shaoxing rice wine

Pinch of white pepper powder

How to prepare

  1. Heat water to a boil. Then, put the Manila clams in and cook for 1 minute. Boil it until the shells are completely open and put the clams into a big bowl immediately. Throw away the unopened and muddy clams, and pour out the water.
  2. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and bring it to a boil. Add the ginger and let it boil for 1 minute. Add the other seasonings and the clams to the broth. Bring it to a boil then turn off the burner. Taste it to see if it has enough ginger and white pepper flavor.
  3. Divide the soup and clams into 4 bowls. Sprinkle with ginger and coriander. Once it’s done, the dish is ready to serve.

Important notes: If you don’t have time to cook the broth from scratch, you can use low-sodium canned chicken broth instead. We strongly recommend that you don’t use cherrystone clams.

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