Our Hawaiian Tiradito incorporates my childhood memories of both Polynesian and Chinese cuisine. This refreshing and honest homage to my home state of Hawaii makes for the perfect beginning to a summer dinner or even passed as an hors d'œuvre. The cuisines of Hawaii, Peru and even Baja (fish tacos) have been profoundly influenced by Japanese emigration. Tiradito is a soft cross of a traditional Latin ceviche with Japanese sashimi preparation.
Pair with: Jordan Chardonnay
- Supersweet corn: Hawaiian or mainland Supersweet corn can be found at most supermarkets. Use corn immediately after purchase to ensure it retains its sweetness.
- Silver Queen corn: Can be purchased online at http://www.wammocks.com/.
- Passion fruit seeds: Ripe passion fruit, which looks wrinkled and is available at most local market or Whole Foods, is recommended to ensure optimal flavors of seeds.
- Green ginger: Available at Asian markets during spring. Requires no peeling.
- Alaea sea salt: Can be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com/ or http://www.hawaiisalt.com/.
Featured in Wine Enthusiast, August 2011