When I am in town, and I haven’t been too often the last two months, a Sunday tradition is a trip to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. And tis the season for the makings of my absolute favorite Sunday dinner–a dozen oysters followed by clams in a lemony herb bath. In order to accomplish this I make my rounds to my favorite stands, ABC Rhubarb for herbs and Oyster Boys for clams, and oysters.
The lovely ladies of ABC Rhubarb have an abundance of lemon verbena and lemon grass the essence of the clam bath. They also have a new Facebook page they just started and you should check out. (If you are a regular that takes photos please post.)
Then I head to the opposite end of the market to the always smiling, ever cute Oyster Boys.
Their shellfish is always, always the greatest and the best. Usually three or more varieties of oysters are present, along with mussels and clams. Plus, did I mention they were cute?
These two market stalls are the makings of a lip smacking, I want to eat more Sunday dinner.
This week it is Kumamoto oysters. Nahid and I prefer to skip the ketchup/catsup and go straight for horseradish unadorned, mignonette sauce and lemon juice.
Next it’s the clams.
Lemon verbena and lemon grass…
Slice and dice onion, garlic, shallots, chorizo, Thai chiles…
Dump in your favorite pot…
Add half a bottle of white wine, clams and steam for 5-10 minutes until the clams open.