CHEF SAM CHOYs FAMILY STYLE SOBA NOODLES WITH AKU
When you talk about poke you can’t help but mention Sam Choy in the conversation. His name is as iconic as is the word Poke. Local boy from Kahuku, Sam has been on a mission to share his many poke recipes in the last few decades. With Poke books, shows, and demo’s he always says that our poke was meant to share.
Sam Choy is a chef, restauranteur, television personality and is also known as a founding contributor to Pacific Rim Cuisine. Choy is an alumnus of the Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts program. One of his first jobs as a chef was at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. He would then return to Hawaii, where he eventually opened a chain of restaurants. Choy helped develop and popularize Hawaii regional cuisine. In 1991, Choy founded the Poke Festival and Recipe Contest.
In 2004, Choy was awarded the James Beard Foundation’s America's Classics Award for Sam Choy's Kaloko in Kailua-Kona, on the island of Hawaii. The award recognizes "beloved regional restaurants" that reflect the character of their communities. Choy has appeared in several Food TV programs, including Ready…Set….Cook! and Iron Chef America. Sam joins us in the Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen to share his recipe for Family Style Soba Noodles with Aku.
Family Style Soba Noodles with Aku
7 oz. Dry soba noodles, cooked according to pkg. then dropped in ice water and drained
6 cups mixed baby greens
1 1/2 Lb. Sashimi sliced Aku
2 med. Tomatoes, cut into cubes
1 1/2 cup Ogo, chopped
2 Hawaiian chili peppers, minced
4 Tablespoon Shoyu
1/4/ cup green onions, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
In a large bowl add all ingredients to make poke.
Arrange on a platter baby green and soba noodles.
Place poke on top.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.