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A TASTE OF HAWAII

 

 

A Taste of Hawaii 

 

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, take a culinary trip to the tropical islands of Hawaii.

 

 

Fried Rice 

 

Fried rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, or meat. It can be enjoyed alone or as a great side dish for a weeknight or holiday meal. 

 

2 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil 

3 eggs, whisked 

2 medium carrots, diced finely 

1 small onion, diced 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

1 cup frozen peas 

4 cups cooked rice (white or brown)

3 tbsp. soy sauce 

1 tsp. sesame oil 

Sliced green onions, for garnish 

 

  1. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a wok or large skillet. Add the eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove from pan and set aside. 
  2. Add remaining oil to the pan . Cook the carrots and onion until tender, about  3 – 4 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add the rice and peas and sauté for 3 – 4 minutes. Your rice should brown up a bit. 

      3. Add the eggs back to the pan and stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat through. 

      4. Serve immediately with green onion for garnish 

 

Chefs Tip – Always use day-old rice. If you need to make it fresh, cook the rice first and spread it on a baking sheet tray in a single layer. Pop it in fridge or freezer to cool down quickly . Make sure to wash it to prevent it from clumping up when cooking it. 

 

Ahi Poke 

 

Poke is diced raw fish served either as an appetizer or a main course. It is one of the main dishes of native Hawaiian cuisine. Be sure to use fresh tuna for the very best flavor, although fresh-frozen tuna will also produce acceptable results.

 

2 lb. fresh Ahi tuna steaks, cubed 

1 cup soy sauce 

3/4 cup chopped green onions 

2 tbsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 

1 tbsp. crushed red pepper (optional)

2 tbsp. finely chopped macadamia nuts 

 

  1. In a medium size bowl, combine Ahi, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, chili pepper, and macadamia nuts. Mix well. 
  2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with fried rice or rice (white or brown).

 

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