Whale Spotting!

“…the flamboyance of another era contrasted with the simplest of seafood… an older couple takes high to the seaside cliffs (think Dover, or the Scottish coastline) to whale watch, listen to the local horse races on the transistor (she does love a flutter!) and eat the simplest, purest of seafood. Caught fresh and brought up to them by the local mariners from the icy waters below…”

INDIVIDUAL MUSSEL PACKETS

(Recipe courtesy of food stylist Simon Andrews)

12 Mussels
12 cockles or Little Necks
12 Razor Clams
Fresh Chili sliced
1/2 cup picked Parsley
1/4 cup chopped Fennel fronds
Garlic Clove minced
option of a 1/2 cup of halved cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup White Wine
Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Scrub and then distribute an assortment of razor clamscockles and mussels on 4 large pieces of parchment paper.

Add the fresh chilifennel fronds and parsley drizzle with olive oil and pour a splash of white wine over each pile of mussels

Gather the edges of the parchment paper together, and fold to close or tie into a bundle with twine.

Bake in the oven for 12 -15 minutes. Unwrap the pouches, and serve with frites or crusty bread to mop up the juices and a farmhouse beer like Saison Dupont!

SERVES 4

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“WHALE SPOTTING”
PHOTOGRAPHSDavid Malosh
FOOD (RECIPE CONCEPT AND STYLING)Simon Andrews
PROPS: Tara Marino
(Art direction/visual concept: Dimity Jones)
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