FRESH MARKET SPECIAL ON SUSHI RICE BY HAWAIIAN STYLE CAFÈ (ERIC TAO)
Guy Kaoo and his wife took over the restaurant in 2005 and the place is creating some exciting buzz in the food scene. These guys dont mess around when it comes to portions with their huge bentos and poke bowls or their homemade Portuguese sausage. This week we feature Eric Tao as he shares their recipe for the Fresh Market Special on Sushi Rice.
1 Cup Fresh Hot Rice
2 Tbs Vinegar?
2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbs Rice Vinegar?
2 Tbs Mirin
Salt To Taste
1 Tbs Sugar
1 Pinch Dashi
6 Cones from Cone Sushi chopped
2 Pieces Shitake Mushrooms soaked in water till soft then drained and chopped
1 Small +carrot grated and juice squeezed out
Hawaiian Style Poke
3 oz Fresh Ahi
Pink Hawaiian salt to taste
Pinch Limu Kohu chopped
Pinch Fresh Ogo chopped
1 Tbs Inamona
2 Stalks small sliced Green Onions
¼ Small White Onion
Dash Sesame Oil
Chili Pepper Flakes to taste
In a pot on the stove heat all ingredients (except rice) until sugar melts, then take off stove and cool.? Once cooled, pour it over the cooked rice and stir thoroughly.? ?Then add cone sushi, mushrooms and carrots.
Hawaiian Style Poke
Add chopped Ahi to bowl, then add all ingredients one at a time stirring as you go.?
Method of Preparation for Fish
2 oz Seared Ahi rubbed in cajun seasoning (10 sec each side in a hot pan with oil) sliced medium width
2 oz Fresh Salmon Belly sliced medium width
3 oz Boiled and Peeled Cooked Cocktail Shrimp
2 oz Fresh Hamachi Belly sliced medium width
Scoop rice onto a flat plate
Add on top the rice small balls of each of the following:? sliced cabbage, spiraled daikon, spiraled carrots.? Add the sliced hamachi on to the bed of carrots, add the seared ahi on to the bed of daikon and the salmon to the bed of cabbage, add the shrimps to another ball of cabbage,?
Then garnish with:
A pinch of pickled cucumber, pinch of pickled sushi ginger, ½ tablespoon tobiko, few pieces of sliced garlic, cilantro, grated daikon, 2 lemon wedges, 2 cherry tomatoes, and finish with a scoop of the Hawaiian Style Poke.