Friday, March 28, 2008

Lomi Lomi Salmon Recipe & Web Updates

Recipe of the Week - March 28th 2008

In the days before refrigeration, Salmon was either canned or salt cured as a preservation method. Salted Salmon arrived in Hawaii on sailing ships in the mid 1800's. Lomi Lomi Salmon was originally made with Salted Salmon from the Pacific Northwest in the days before refrigeration. Most recipes of the day required re-hydrating the salmon by soaking in cold water overnight to reduce the salt content before preparing the recipe. Our Lomi Lomi Salmon recipe uses Wild Ocean Seafoods® Alaska Sockeye Salmon. The purpose of salting the salmon is to draw moisture out of the fillet. For best results, the Salmon skin should be removed prior to salting.

1 pound of Sockeye Salmon fillets, skin removed, sliced into 1-inch thick portions vertically from the back to the belly
Kosher or Coarse Sea Salt
5 small tomatoes, chopped
1 Maui Onion, chopped (You can substitute with a Walla Walla Sweet Onion)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 red Hawaiian chiles, chopped (You can Substitute any dried red chile)
1 pineapple diced into chunks
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Salt the Salmon by putting a layer of Coarse Sea Salt or Kosher salt in the bottom of a glass dish. Lay a Salmon in it and gently press into the salt.
Flip the Salmon over in the salt and gently press again.
Sprinkle more salt on top and rub it all over the salmon.
Top with even more salt, cover, and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours to pull out the water. Table (iodized) salt is not recommended for this process.
Rinse the salmon thoroughly in cold water to wash away most of the salt then pat dry with a paper towel.
Cut the salmon in cubes and place in a bowl.
Add tomatoes, Maui onion, green onion and chiles & pineapple.
Squeeze in the lime juice, add oil and black pepper, then toss the mixture to combine all the ingredients.
Cover and chill for 1 hour.

To eat, spoon the salmon salad into a lettuce cup or bowl.


Web Updates

We have added a new section to our Online Store that was previously on our informational site call Partner Offers. In this section, you can find links to some of the best in Cutlery & Cookware from,, Sur La Table as well as internet only offerings from the Tabasco Country Store & party supplies from Oriental Trading. Our Coffees & Teas section features Adiago Teas, Boca Java Fresh Roasted Coffee and Illy Coffees of Italy. In our Wines & Accessories category, we are featuring the highest rated wine shops on the Web with Morrell Wines, Wine Enthusiast, My Wines Direct, Wine Messenger, and We have also teamed with Kegworks to offer a wide selection of beverage accessories. In our Gourmet Meats category, we are featuring Le Cense Beef, Omaha Steaks & Pfaelzer Brothers of Chicago for those "non fish" days on your menu. In our Cookbooks section, we have identified some of the best cookbooks for Northwest & Hawaiian Seafood. They are up to date and offer a broad array of seafood preparations at great prices!



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