Fresh Ahi Recipe Ideas



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Kilikini

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Aloha folks! Once again I'm asking for recipe ideas from you all. Yesterday, my roommate brought
home a 20 pound Ahi that was freshly caught. We skinned it, gutted it, boned it, etc. but we didn't
have a decent knife for the job and as a result we have large chunks instead of proper filets.
That's okay, the fish is still good. Anyway, here in Hawaii everybody either eats their Ahi raw (as
in Sashimi or Poke); or it's grilled and served on a bun; or it's coated in macadamia nuts and
sauteed; or its slathered in mayo, wrapped in ti leaves and baked.

All of those ways are good, but old.

Does anybody have any other ideas on how to cook the fish? I have about 7 pounds, but it's separated
out into 4 baggies so if we need to freeze some, it's okay.

TIA kilikini

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"Beer, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." -- Homer
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Jason Tinling

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"kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Does anybody have any other ideas on how to cook the fish? I have about 7 pounds, but it's
> separated out into 4 baggies so if we need to freeze
some,
> it's okay.
>
> TIA kilikini
>
> --
> "Beer, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." -- Homer Simpson
>
>

While not my personal preference, my father's quite fond of giving ahi a short soak in a commercial
italian dressing and then grilling it.

My personal preferences would be to sear the fish and serve with a light teriyaki glaze. (After a
few raw slices diped in a mix of soy, ginger, garlic and wasabi, that is)

Jason
 
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Kilikini

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"Jason Tinling" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]... <snip ahi info>
> >
> > Does anybody have any other ideas on how to cook the fish? I have about
7
> > pounds, but it's separated out into 4 baggies so if we need to freeze
> some,
> > it's okay.
> >
> > TIA kilikini
> >
> > --
> > "Beer, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." --
Homer
> > Simpson
> >
> >
>
> While not my personal preference, my father's quite fond of giving ahi a short soak in a
> commercial italian dressing and then grilling it.
>
> My personal preferences would be to sear the fish and serve with a light teriyaki glaze. (After a
> few raw slices diped in a mix of soy, ginger, garlic and wasabi, that is)
>
> Jason
>
Jason, we did the sashimi thing yesterday <g>. We (me, my boyfriend, my dog and my two cats)
enjoyed it! The cats had a little bit more for breakfast. kilikini
 
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Naomi Darvell

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kilikini wrote:

>Aloha folks! Once again I'm asking for recipe ideas from you all. Yesterday, my roommate brought
>home a 20 pound Ahi that was freshly caught. We skinned it, gutted it, boned it, etc. but we didn't
>have a decent knife for the job and as a result we have large chunks instead of proper filets.
>That's okay, the fish is still good. Anyway, here in Hawaii everybody either eats their Ahi raw (as
>in Sashimi or Poke); or it's grilled and served on a bun; or it's coated in macadamia nuts and
>sauteed; or its slathered in mayo, wrapped in ti leaves and baked.
>
>All of those ways are good, but old.
>
>Does anybody have any other ideas on how to cook the fish? I have about 7 pounds, but it's
>separated out into 4 baggies so if we need to freeze some, it's okay.
>
>TIA kilikini

Blackened? I had some "cajun seared sashimi" that was great. It wasn't really sashimi although it
was pretty much raw except for the spice-encrusted outside. It appeared to have been cooked on a
grill with balckening spices; I'm sure you could do it in a pan too.

Naomi D.
 
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Kilikini

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"Naomi Darvell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> kilikini wrote:
>
> >Aloha folks! Once again I'm asking for recipe ideas from you all. Yesterday, my roommate brought
> >home a 20 pound Ahi that was freshly
caught.
> >We skinned it, gutted it, boned it, etc. but we didn't have a decent
knife
> >for the job and as a result we have large chunks instead of proper
filets.
> >That's okay, the fish is still good. Anyway, here in Hawaii everybody either eats their Ahi raw
> >(as in Sashimi or Poke); or it's grilled and served on a bun; or it's coated in macadamia nuts
> >and sauteed; or its slathered in mayo, wrapped in ti leaves and baked.
> >
> >All of those ways are good, but old.
> >
> >Does anybody have any other ideas on how to cook the fish? I have about
7
> >pounds, but it's separated out into 4 baggies so if we need to freeze
some,
> >it's okay.
> >
> >TIA kilikini
>
> Blackened? I had some "cajun seared sashimi" that was great. It wasn't
really
> sashimi although it was pretty much raw except for the spice-encrusted
outside.
> It appeared to have been cooked on a grill with balckening spices; I'm
sure you
> could do it in a pan too.
>
>
> Naomi D.

Naomi, that's called blackened seared Ahi - which is absolutely fabulous! We talked about doing it
that way, but it's best in a really hot cast iron pan -which we don't have! If we get our grill nice
and hot, we can try it on that. Shoot, we have 7 pounds! We can do anything! <g>

It's funny, now that the cats *know* we have the fish in the 'fridge, every time they hear the door
open, they come running and crying. No, maybe bleating is a better word. They never really cared
about the refrigerator before.......... he he he.

kilikini
 
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Naomi Darvell

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Another way to do ahi is seared with pepper, like a pepper steak.

With both those, some kind of sauce is nice. Roy's does a creamy sauce with mustard and soy sauce
with the blackened ahi; I like wasabi mayo with the peppered ahi.

Naomi D.
 
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Kilikini

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"Naomi Darvell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Another way to do ahi is seared with pepper, like a pepper steak.
>
> With both those, some kind of sauce is nice. Roy's does a creamy sauce
with
> mustard and soy sauce with the blackened ahi; I like wasabi mayo with the peppered ahi.
>
>
> Naomi D.
>

I was thinking about some sort of creamy tarragon or dill sauce...... kili
 
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Kilikini

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"Naomi Darvell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >"Naomi Darvell" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
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> >> Another way to do ahi is seared with pepper, like a pepper steak.
> >>
> >> With both those, some kind of sauce is nice. Roy's does a creamy sauce
> >with
> >> mustard and soy sauce with the blackened ahi; I like wasabi mayo with
the
> >> peppered ahi.
> >>
> >>
> >> Naomi D.
> >>
> >
> >I was thinking about some sort of creamy tarragon or dill sauce...... kili
> >
>
> When's the next plane? I'm coming over!
>
>
> Naomi D.
>

ROFLMAO, planes fly in and out constantly! It's a beautiful day today too, sunny, light trades and
only 72 degrees as of 9:15 am. Nice! kili
 
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Jason Tinling

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"JLove98905" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Seeing this thread about ahi has made me remember my annoyance at
discovering
> that "ahi" is not a valid Scrabble word. I KNEW ahi was a real word! I
knew it
> was fish - is it similar to tuna?
>
> -jen Half the people you know are below average. -Steven Wright
>
>

Jen,

IIRC, Ahi is the Hawaiian (not English) word for yellowfin tuna.

Jason
 
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Kilikini

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"Jason Tinling" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "JLove98905" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> m20.aol.com...
> > Seeing this thread about ahi has made me remember my annoyance at
> discovering
> > that "ahi" is not a valid Scrabble word. I KNEW ahi was a real word! I
> knew it
> > was fish - is it similar to tuna?
> >
> > -jen Half the people you know are below average. -Steven Wright
> >
> >
>
> Jen,
>
> IIRC, Ahi is the Hawaiian (not English) word for yellowfin tuna.
>
> Jason
>
Is is the word for yellowfin tuna, yes. kili