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We Interrupt This Photo Essay on Last Night’s Dinner Preparation…

So yesterday Bill (mainly Bill – I was soft shell crab fry cook, dishwasher, and photographer) prepared this absolute FEAST of Japanese food.  Primarily sushi – related things, but not just that.  I'll post the recipes separately, because there are too many to cram into this one post.

But after the meal, and after the clean-up, I uploaded the pictures I'd taken while the meal was being prepared, and what struck me funny were not the pictures of the food, but the unexpected pictures that showed up here and there in between the chronology of the food prep.  Basically what happened was while Bill was making the soft shell crab maki rolls, and I was taking pictures of them, Alex yelled from the other room "Mommy!  Come quick!  The sky is pink!"  And so I just peeked out the kitchen window, saw that yes, the sun was setting and pink clouds dotted the sky, and took a quick step outside to take a few pictures before the pinkness was gone.  Alex knows I will to this, so he is vigilant.

So here's an example of my viewing experience…

Here's a soft shell crab roll in progress – this, obviously, is the recently fried and cut soft shell crab on some paper towels…

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and next you can see the rice is on the nori, and we've got avocado, scallions, and whitefish roe so far…

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and here are some pink clouds…

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and now back to the maki roll, still in progress…

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And here's Bill's hands rolling up the maki roll…

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Almost finished…

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Next it's wrapped in the thin sheet of daikon radish that Bill sliced earlier…

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(the picture I took of this finished one was blurry so I'm not including it)

…and so onto the next roll – another of the same…here's a scoop of whitefish roe…

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and here's Bill putting the rice on the nori…

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and here's Bill rinsing the rice off his hands in a mixture of water and a little rice wine vinegar…

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and here come the chives…

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and the whitefish roe…

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and a pink cloud behind our house…

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and a shot of the same cloud from the deck…

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and some other clouds I noticed when I was heading back into the house…

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and here's Bill rolling up the maki roll, the crab and avocado already inside…

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and here it is rolled in the nori (the ends aren't trimmed, so it looks to me like this roll is sticking out its avocado tongue at me)

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and so on…

But anyway, later on today or tomorrow I'll post the individual recipes and more pictures from last night's feast.   At the moment, I have two hungry children in desperate need of food, and so I must go.

One thought on “We Interrupt This Photo Essay on Last Night’s Dinner Preparation…

  1. WOW those look yummy! It just amazes me that you can just create these things in your own home. I have to learn how to find the ingredients, cause you made the process seem do-able.

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