Aren't they beautiful?
My brother was in Portland recently. That weekend, he went with our parents to the coast where they dug up razor clams. My mom froze some for me. I'm waiting until lil' sis comes home again before cooking them.
With the rest, she made razor clam sushi and packed it up for my brother to eat on the flight down. I had made braised short ribs with mashed potatoes for dinner, so my brother decided to save the sushi for lunch the next day.
I opened the box to take some for myself and saw how lovingly my mom had packed everything.
Notice the attention to detail. If you remember in my orange and fennel salad recipe, my mom scored the sides of the orange to make it easier for my dad to peel on the plane. Well, for my brother, mom packed little baggies of wasabi and soy sauce, chopsticks, and nestled inside the folded napkin was a toothpick.
That's my momma! She digs her own clams, makes them into sushi, and lovingly wraps them to-go.
Happy Mother's Day!
1 year ago today, nuoc mam gung (Vietnamese ginger fish sauce).
2 years ago today, tapas at Cobras and Matadors in Los Angeles (Los Feliz). (Closed)