Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hawaii: Seared Ahi With Pineapple Salsa

We are in Hawaii! That means beautiful sunsets, lounging monk seals, and great ingredients to cook with!
We spent our first day getting settled into our condo on Poipu beach in Kauai, and headed to the grocery store, where we found some beautiful ahi steaks and fresh pineapple.  
about 2 pounds of ahi steaks (count on 1/4 - 1/3 pound per person)
1/2 fresh pineapple
1/2 cucumber, seeded 
1/2 red onion, diced, soaked for 20 minutes in cold water, and drained
juice of one lime
a few pinches of salt

To prepare the salsa:
Cut the pineapple into 1/4" dice.
Cut the cucumber into 1/4" dice.
Stir the pineapple, cucumber, and red onion together and stir in the lime juice and salt.  Adjust seasoning to taste. Let sit at room temperature so flavors can combine while you prepare the fish.

To prepare the fish:
Heat grill on high for about 10 minutes.  
Cook the steaks about 3 minutes on each side (it will be very red inside - cook a little longer if you want it more fully cooked)
Serve topped with salsa.


Anonymous said...

So jealous you are in Hawaii, we just got back from Maui and coming home was SO hard.o

Anonymous said...

That looks sooo delicious! Have a great time in Hawaii! We went to Kauai last spring! If you get a chance, try a Puka Dog for lunch there in Poipu :) sooo good.

emdot said...

Aloha Cate! Very excited about reading about these travels! :) And that ahi looks delicious. :)

Anonymous said...

Have fun in Hawaii! I am so jealous! Everything looks amazing- the beach, the sunset, the food....

Joelen said...

Enjoy Hawaii... as I sit here in the Chicago cold :( I can't wait to read up on your travels and tastes as you head over to Thailand!!

That Girl said...

I'm glad you're still blogging through your travels!

Colleen said...

Ahhhh you are making me SO jealous!

Jaime said...

i am so jealous you're in hawaii!!! enjoy your time there :)

Anonymous said...

UGH! I LOVE a seared ahi tuna! Not only am I totally jealous of this meal, but super jealous you are in HI. It's freeeezing here!

Catarina said...

(sniff) you couldn't fit us in your suitcase? the WC girls could sure use some of those sunsets now!
hope you're having a great time and can't wait to read more! ~ kittybits21

Michelle said...

Oh my that looks gorgeous and all things NOT Boston right now!