Poke Smoked Salmon

A Hawaiian Fish Salad
Simple, Quick and Savory

Long Onions - Naga NegiPoke is the Hawaiian term that roughly corresponds to the Japanese concept of Sashimi, or sliced raw Fish.  The Hawaiian versions often contain additional seasonings or other ingredients, as in this one. Continue reading

Salmon with Lemongrass, Curry and Coconut Milk

A Fusion Approach
Lemongrass, Curry and Coconut Meet

Salmon with Lemongrass, Curry and Coconut MilkThis Asian Fusion approach to poaching fresh wild Salmon  would work well with King, Coho, Sockeye, just about any Salmon.  It’s quick and easy and delicious, preserving and enhancing the natural flavors. This simple preparation is also another example of the many possible uses of Lemongrass.

 

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Poke Smoked Salmon

Hawaiian Fish Salad
Low in Calories, Higher in Salt

Cooking Asian dishes with onionsPoke is the Hawaiian name for a Fish Salad, normally made with raw Fish, and so a bit like Japanese Sashimi or Chirashi Sushi.  It is usually more highly seasoned however.

Poke is rather low in calories, but due to the Continue reading

Laulaus

Unique Polynesian Dish
Special for Luau

Laulau is the Hawaiian word for a special food preparation essential for any proper Luau. Laulau involves a mixtue of Pork and Fish wrapped in leaves and then steamed or baked until tender.

Typical meats include Pork and a typical Fish would be Butterfish or Salmon.  The leaves might be Ti Leaves or Taro Leaves. Continue reading

Hawaiian Cuisine

Multi-Layered Cuisine
Luau’s, Poi, Poke, Tikis and Spam

“Mangoes of golden flesh, with turpentine

Coconut Palms

“Peel and odor. Plums of inky stain
“And the pucker of persimmons….” — Genevieve Taggard, “The Luau” [1]

“Shrimps, sea-urchins, lobsters, crabs and various kinds of shell-fish, as well as sea weed….” — Henry M. Whitney, Hawaiian Guide Book, 1875 [2]

The Paradise of the Pacific is truly Continue reading

Lemongrass

Southeast Asia’s Not-So-Secret Ingredient
Citronella’s Cousin

“Lemongrass is one of the defining flavors of Vietnamese cooking.” — Charles Phan

Lemongrass has been called the not-so-secret ingredient of Vietnamese cuisine. But not just Vietnamese Thai, Cambodian, and other Asian cooks also use it to good effect.

Cooking with lemongrass

Lemongrass

What It Is: Lemongrass is the common name for a family of more than 50 species of a plant type native to India and tropical Asia.  Continue reading

Takashi Yagihashi – Noodle Expert

Fusion Temple to Noodle Boutique
Master of the Slurping Turtle

“Despite being in a mall food court, the ramen here will satisfy your craving.” — Chicago diner

Japanese Shio Ramen - Tonkotsu TypeAs a child in Japan, Takashi Yagibashi could not afford to eat meat.  But “fish was very cheap,” he says. [1]

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