Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ono Hawaiian Food!

So if I say Hawaiian food, what do you think of?  Well, most of you will answer:  Loco Moco!  Your answer is half correct.  Loco Moco is what we call "local" food and not authentic Hawaiian food. 

An authentic Hawaiian dish that I want to share with you today is Lomi Lomi Salmon.  Huh?  Well, this is a traditional side dish served at Hawaiian luaus (party).  This dish was introduced to Hawaiians by early western sailors.  Here is the recipe:

First you need about 700 grams of salmon and rock salt.  You will lay this on the salt in a dish and cover it with more salt.  Put it in the refrigerator overnight, and wash off the salt and dice the salmon.

Next you will peel and dice 3 tomatoes and 1 small onion.  If you can find a Maui onion, that would be best, but if not, any onion will do.  Next mix the tomatoes, onion, and salmon together.  Then add 3/4 lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon of Tabasco, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. 

Now, here is how this dish got its name.  Next mix everything together as if you are massaging the mixture.  Once everything mixed well, you are ready to eat!  Enjoy!

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