Ahi, Cepe SnackAttack

Ahi, Cepe SnackAttack
The last few Friday nights, our soon to graduate Senior has abandoned us to hang with her buds - I can't blame her, we all did the same when we were 17 and we didn't have a pandemic to process. When she gets home, however, she loves to grumble about what her Dad has made and what we've been eating when she's gone but really more about what deliciousness she has missed. This is a perfect example of one of those stellar appetizers, so good it may make the grade for New Year's Eve dinner - her 18th birthday. I've a feeling she won't be grumbling that night. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did/do. For the recipe  Continue reading

Ahi/Hamachi Napoleon

Ahi/Hamachi Napoleon
This is one of our girl's favorite dishes, feel free to substitute any kind of sushi grade fish. 
 ½ pound Sushi Grade Hamachi 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
½ pound Sushi Grade Ahi 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 avocado 1 tbsp sesame oil
3-4 radishes Edible flowers   
12 won ton skins (round or square) Canola oil
¼ tsp grated fresh ginger Sea salt
2 tbsp soy sauce
Add canola oil to medium saucepan.  Fill to 1/2 inch deep and place on medium heat.  When oil is hot and shimmering, fry won ton skins one at a time. Drop into oil to cover.  Using tongs, submerge until it becomes firm, then flip over and submerge until golden brown.  Remove from oil and place on paper towels to cool and remove excess oil.  Repeat for all 12 skins.

Mix sauce by combining ginger, soy, lime, vinegar and sesame oil in metal bowl.  Whisk to combine and set aside.

Prepare fish.  Remove skin (if present) and cut into ¼ inch cubes.  Please into large ceramic mixing bowl, then cover and keep cool in refrigerator. 

Dice radishes and cut avocado into small cubes (similar size to fish).

Assemble.  Remove fish from refrigerator, then add radishes and avocado to bowl.  Whisk sauce again, then add to bowl and stir to combine thoroughly.  Add salt, if needed, to adjust seasoning.  Set out four plates and place one won ton skin on each plate, then place fish mixture on top in an even layer.  Add second skin, then more fish mixture.  Top with third skin, then divide remaining fish mixture between the four plates on top of last layer.  Sprinkle flower petals over top to garnish.

Serve immediately.  Serves four.  Pair with a crisp Gruner Veltliner.

Continue reading

Ahi and Avocado with Macadamias

Ahi and Avocado with Macadamias

With Valentine's fast approaching we wanted to share this oh so simple way to impress. Be sure and acquire some extra fresh sushi grade Ahi Tuna for the purpose.

1/4 pound Ahi, sliced into sashimi

1/2 avocado, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Ponzu sauce


Arrange ahi and avocado on platter. Pour ponzu over fish so there is excess on platter, about 2 tablespoons. Sprinkle ahi and avocado with sea salt, then macadamia nuts. 


Serve immediately. A nice appetizer for two with some tasty bubbles. 

Continue reading
Recent posts