Critique Little Neck Clams

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I simply had to photograph them before cooking them.

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A small continuous-light lamp on the front left was fitted with a diffusion sock. A medium one not with a diffusion sock was on the front right. A flashlight lit the primary subject.


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And what wine?
The dish is pork and clams, which I would never have thought of on my own as a combination. Even so, as soon I saw the recipe I knew it would be a winner. The recipe is at https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/portuguese-braised-pork-and-clams-porco-alentejana

There are so many wines that will go with the dish (it's a wine-friendly dish!) that the choice probably depends on your mood at least as much if not more than any other factor. I went with a California red made in the style of a light Cotes du Rhone. The pairing worked because the wine is on the lighter side and because the paprika and potatoes stand up well to the wine.

I say this after a great meal
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Mood is so important. We had a fiery pork vindaloo, pulao with peas and crisped shallots, yougurt/cilantro chutney. Wines were a Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Listenberg Riesling, Kabinett and a 2016 Syrah from Coiled Cellars, Idaho. Most people would have run for beer, and thrown the riesling out. The riesling was the star.


FWI: Pork vindaloo is an Indian (Goa) dish that combines Portuguese and Indian ingredients and methods into one heck of a dish.
 
Mood is so important. We had a fiery pork vindaloo, pulao with peas and crisped shallots, yougurt/cilantro chutney. Wines were a Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Listenberg Riesling, Kabinett and a 2016 Syrah from Coiled Cellars, Idaho. Most people would have run for beer, and thrown the riesling out. The riesling was the star.
Sounds fabulous!
 
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A stunning image, Mike!
Both in lighting and processing.
Works really well as an abstract for me. Without the title, I doubt I would have seen the clamshells.
More something metallic, with beautiful patterns and texture.
 

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