I am so excited about this month's Food'N'Flix event hosted by my friend Deb over at Kahakai Kitchen. You can read her invitation: here. She asked us to watch The Princess Bride.* It is one of my favorite movies. Ever.
I was, admittedly, a little horrified that it came out 30 years ago. Really?!!? But...I did watch it for the first time when I was in high school and I graduated over 25 years ago, so the numbers make sense. Still...
On the Screen...
On the Plate...
While this isn't a foodie movie per se, I found tons of inspiration! Given that I'm picking up my half-lamb share from a farmer friend this week, I considered a nice MLT! It, according to Miracle Max, rivals true love.
"Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that."
I thought about mixing up my own version of the Painkiller cocktail after this exchange between Westley and Humperdinck...
I even drove out to an Asian market in hopes of finding some (shrieking!) eel. But they only had pre-cooked eel - in a can - and the sauce was not gluten-free. Boo.
So, I settled on fresh razor clams in honor of the repartee between Vizzini and Westley. Razor clams for razor sharp wit. Get it?
- 2 T olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed
- 1 t red pepper chile flakes
- 1 1⁄2 lb. razor clams, rinsed thoroughly
- 1⁄4 C white wine
- 2 C potatoes, cubed and boiled
- freshly ground salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- 2 C organic cherry tomatoes
- pecorino cheese for grating
But first you have to clean the razor clams...
Step One: Place razor clams in a large bowl and pour hot water over them. Let them soak till the shells open. Pull the meat from the shells.
Step Two: Trim off the dark end of the siphon tube and cut open the clam from one end to the other. Lay the clam flat and snip around the gills, mouth, and digger. It should look like this.
Increase heat to high, add razor clams and wine, and cook, covered, until clams are just cooked through, approximately 3 minutes.
You still have a week or so if you want to join The Princess Bride fun. Or, next month, Evelyne from CulturEatz will be hosting Volver. Stay tuned for more information about that.