Our Hawaiian Tiradito recipe incorporates both Polynesian and Chinese cuisine. This refreshing dish is an homage to Hawaii; it makes for the perfect first course at a summer dinner or even passed as an hors d’œuvre. Tiradito is a soft cross of a traditional Latin ceviche with Japanese sashimi preparation and pairs wonderfully with Jordan Chardonnay.



Bring a small seasoned pot of water to a boil. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute (Do not cook any longer; the peas should still have bite). Chill the peas in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside. Repeat same procedure for the corn. (This can be done up to an hour in advance).

Combine the aji amarillos, passion fruit seeds, cilantro, parsley, shin shoga, Chinese black beans and macadamia nuts in a bowl. Stir in the corn and peas to complete the salsa. Set aside.

Place the fish on a flat surface, and using a very sharp knife, carefully remove the skin and discard it. Cut the fish into thin slices. Arrange it in a single layer in a non-reactive dish. Pour the lime juice over the fish and marinate for 10 minutes. Do not marinate longer.

Divide and arrange the fish among four chilled plates. Top each with equal amounts of tiradito and sprinkle with a little salt. For a light entrée, serve with a side of steamed Forbidden Rice. Serve immediately.

Featured in Wine Enthusiast, August 2011