vendredi 1 août 2008

razor clams

by the sea
white wine
evening heat
warm breeze
"la marcha"
and razor clams.

i can understand that these mollusks don't look very inviting, but they are so good. The ones i had were very chewy which means they were probrably over cooked... having said that, eating them with my brace made the whole excercise enven more complicated... but what the fuck ? they taste so good, the pleasure lasted even longer.

wash your clams, put them on a plate.
pour olive oil, chopped garlic.
steam for about 5/7 minutes.
sprinkle chopped parsley and serve with lots of black pepper and lemon.
to be tried at least once in one's life.

You can also stir fry them using the same ingredients.

Most excellent fast food

First, i must apologize for the poor quality of the picture, both technically and aesthetically... but i'd gone through most of my dish before i'd actually thought of photographing it. I will re-cook it one day and take a decent snap.
Anyway, back to fast food. This is fast and damn good for your health and weight.
Here goes.
First make up the sauce : boil up some a pint of bonito broth. Add a couple of table spoons of soya and a couple of sugar. When everything is diluted and tastes good take off the heat.
Then cut your solid tofu into cubes. Cover them in cornflour, then drop them in very hot oil for a couple of minutes. Serve in a bowl with a bit of your broth and chopped scallion.
yep, it's damn good.