Posted: 8/30/2011 6:51:41 AM
Ok I am ready for the upcoming weekend, got the whole family coming over and will be cooking up a few of my seafood specialties. I dont want to brag but I am a really good cook especially when it comes to seafood. I am basically gonna work on 5 dishes (3 fish dishes, 1 lobster dish, 1 abalone/ sea snails dish for appetizers).
Starting w/ the appetizers to go w/ the beer before and after the meal gonna serve fresh top grade ahi sashimi (raw yellow fin tuna) on a bed of shredded lettuce, this will go w/ a soy & wasabi dipping sauce w/ just a touch of lemon juice and kukui nut oil. The 2nd part of the appetizers will be fresh unshelled opihi (kind of like mini abalone) lightly salted and served raw and in the shell. Trust me this really makes the beers go down even better.
The other fish dishes will be mahimahi marinated in guava juice grilled w/ a mango & papaya topping that really brings out the aroma and flavor.
The last fish entree will be steam parrot fish (I know it is out of season- dont ask, I aint tellin) stuffed w/ pickled onions, green onions, and peppers. I am gonna make a sweet/sour sauce cantonese style w/ sesame seed oil to pour on it.
Ok the lobster dish will be a lil different from what you may be thinking of everybody serves lobster tails right not me gonna serve lobster heads! I am gonna remove the head intact and clean out the shell that will be used as the bowl. I am gonna steam the legs, claws, tails and remove the meat. The meat will be mashed into a chicken salad texture and will be mixed w/ cooked lean porkhash and onions. I am gonna add some oyster sauce and mix the whole thing then stuff the shelled heads w/ the mixture.
I am gonna serve this for dinner w/ hot sticky rice, and a leafy salad w/ fresh tomatos.
I think that will do, what do you guys think, I can't see anybody complaining about anything if you don't like one dish there should be something else that you will like right..