The razor clams were cooked in white wine and garlic and they were delicious too. We'd forgotten how tasty the sambal kingfish is and for a small piece of fish which could be easily overcooked, this was perfect. Shred of white fish meat just came off the bone and the spice and sweetness of the sambal was just a wonderful flavour sensation.
Claypots do amazing crushed potatoes. The texture and the flavour of these floury pieces of warm potato just work so well with the delicate nature of the fish. The snapper alla puttanesca wasn't quite what we envisioned as we thought it would be in a tomatoey olive sauce but actully it was pan fired with more of a tapenade on the side. Still delicious and probably better not to be drenched and over powered in sauce in hindsight.
And our favourite the John Dory; which I didn't take a picture of as it's not always the prettiest of fishes once fried up but it is so delicious. Delicate, white, sweet flesh and then the lemongrass, chilli paste it comes with just brings out that sweetness.
We miss you Claypots. Shame we now live so far. Like good friends though, it's worth the effort and the travel. We'll not leave it so long next time.