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Jul 23

Sam Choy’s Award Winning Poke Recipe (with notes by me)

2 lbs. fresh raw ahi tuna, cubed into 1/2 to 3/4 inch squares
3 oz. chopped green onion
3 oz. diced onion (many Hawaiian places use Maui onions which are hard to find on the Mainland, you can use Vidalia, it should be on the sweeter side for an onion)
2 oz. chopped ogo (fresh seaweed - hard to find outside Hawaii)
1 tsp. red chili flakes
2 tbs. soy sauce
2 tbs. sesame oil
Hawaiian red salt to taste
Kukui nut (inamona) - also hard to find outside Hawaii

Combine all ingredients and chill. Sprinkle more chopped green onion tops and some sesame seeds on at this point if you want it to look more festive. You can also play around by adding other stuff like wasabi for wasabi poke or adding in furikake or avocado, etc. Be careful with the soy, too, as a little goes a long way in this dish. 

PRO-TIP: The hardest ingredients to source will be the inamona (crushed kukui nut), ogo limu (fresh Hawaiian seaweed), and Hawaiian red salt. You can make poke without these three ingredients, or by subbing in crushed macadamia nut for the inamona. But something always seems missing to me when I cut them out of the recipe. There’s something about the nuttiness of the inamona that makes the poke taste even richer.

Using all these “secret” ingredients is what really takes this poke recipe to another level. 

I make my own inamona by roasting and crushing raw kukui nuts. They may be labeled “candle nuts” or “kemiri nuts” at the store and are a staple of Indonesian & Malaysian food. Kalustyan’s in NYC carries them.

You can get the ogo online, freeze dried from NOH Foods, and it reconstitutes fairly well. You can get this on Amazon or on the NOH Foods web site. NOH also sells poke “mix” packets with the freeze dried ogo, salt, chili pepper flakes, and sesame seeds, but it’s $3.75 for a small 0.4 oz packet. Fresh ogo seaweed is flown in to Japanese stores on the West coast (like Marukai) but I don’t know if they do that anywhere else.

Any specialty spice store will have the Hawaiian red salt.

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Nov 11

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Oct 23

Behind a White Mask: Felix Barrett's Twitter Q&A -

behindawhitemask:

Felix Barrett did a Twitter Q&A today (#AskaDirector) using the National Theatre’s account. Here’s the complete list of questions and answers below:

Q: overseeing such large immersive shows how do you keep all it’s elements developing so closely intertwined?

A: With a fantastic and highly…

Oct 22

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Oct 21

designsbyfranklloydwright:

John Coltrane at the Guggenheim, New York City, 1960

Today is also the Guggenheim Museum’s 54th birthday!

designsbyfranklloydwright:

John Coltrane at the Guggenheim, New York City, 1960

Today is also the Guggenheim Museum’s 54th birthday!

(Source: aquariumdrunkard)

Oct 20

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Oct 19

“This is not rocket science. You can’t over play. You can’t record too much music. You can’t connect with your fans too much. Rest assured, most bands will not do it enough. Most of them all have the same problem. They are lazy. Most adults wake up 5 days a week and go to work. They work somewhere between 40 and 70 hours a week at their job. Very few bands work this hard.” —

Rich Holtzman, Manager of Portugal. The Man via Portugal. The Man: A Band In Love With The Road.  The full PDF is here.   (via garychou)

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