Tag Archives: Fish

Hawaiian Style Steamed Red Snapper

-Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce
-Spam Musubi
-Chinese-Style Steamed Red Snapper
-Steamed Japanese Rice
-Vegetable Tempura
-Char Sui


The Line Up (and Valentina)

This was a crazy night! I made the snapper!

Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce

These were amazing and so was the sauce. I wanted to eat them all.

Char Sui

Char Sui

Char Sui is a pork dish that’s flavored with ginger among other spices. I plated it on the vegetable tempura, because we ran out of rice.

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I actually liked this dish. I liked spam. Even better, my family loved it.

Me with the Fish!

Me with the Fish!

That is a salmon. I had to scale him, which was an interesting experience. The scales like to fly off at weird angles and get everywhere. Even when the scaling is done in a trash bag.



After I scaled him, I steamed him with veggies. After he was steamed, I heated up some oil until it was smoking. Then I poured it over him! It was so cool! Here he is all dressed up.


He was delicious. Chef offered us extra credit to eat one of his eye balls. Seeing as this was something I would never do in real life, I decided to do it. That was a mistake. Fish Eye Ball tastes like straight up fish oil. That’s not terrible if you like fish, but I don’t. There was a moment when I couldn’t get the fish down my throat, but I wasn’t going to spit it out so I was just holding it in. Everyone was watching me just hold it in my mouth. It was terrible. There’s also this hard chalky part to the eye ball which is actually a fish cataract. The fish taste wouldn’t leave my tongue all night.


Robin kissing Mr. Fish


Hawaiian Ahi Poke

-Ahi Poke
-Caramelized Salmon with a Orange-Shoyu Glaze
-Lemongrass Buerre Blanc
-Sauteed Mixed Vegetables
-Steamed Japanese Rice with Fired Basil Leaves
-Pineapple Fritters with Maui Mango Sauce


The Line Up

Hawaii! Did you know that there is nothing native to Hawaii? Everything has been brought in.

Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke is a marinated, raw, sashimi grade tuna dish. We paired it with some fried wanton wrappers. It was an interesting dish. I’m not a big fish fan, and it has a really strong fish flavor. The tuna was GIANT.

Caramelized Salmon with an Orange Shoyu Glaze with Lemon grass Buerre Blanc, Sauteed Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Japanese Rice, and Fried Basil Leaves.

Caramelized Salmon with an Orange Shoyu Glaze with Lemongrass Buerre Blanc, Sauteed Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Japanese Rice, and Fried Basil Leaves.

Shoyu is another name for Soy sauce. The salmon was really good. Frying the basil was a scary experience, because of the high water content in the basil leaves, they pop when you put them in the hot oil.  When you make the rice, you have to rinse it very very very well. I spent maybe 15 mins just washing it.

Pineapple Fritters with Maui Mango Sauce

Pineapple Fritters with Maui Mango Sauce

These were really good. (I sliced the pineapple and that was a pain in the butt, but it was worth it) They had a cinnamon sugar added to the dough that went really well with the mango sauce. We made the mango sauce by scratch too!

Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Seed Crusted Trout

-Porrusalda Leek Soup
-Navajo Fry Bread
-Pumpkin Seed Crusted Trout
-Calabacitas con Maize
-Annatto Rice with Queso Fresco


The Line Up

This was a really good meal!


Porrusalda Leek Soup with Navajo Fry Bread

This soup was heavenly. I made the Navajo Fry Bread. It was a lot like making tortillas, and just as delicious.


Pumpkin Seed Crusted Trout with Calabacitas con Maize and Annatto Rice with Queso Fresco

I liked the pumpkin seed crust on the trout. It added a nice flavor to it. Annatto is a spice similar to Saffron. That, paired with the Queso Fresco was heavenly. Calabacitas con Maize is basically a zucchini and corn dish with a kick of spice.


Under the Sea

Sugar Art Attempt Number 2!


Well this one is much better than my last one and I’m really happy with it! There is a lot of height, I love the colors, and of course the fish are adorable!


Sea Weed

Here is the seaweed we made! We poured the hot sugar over ice to give it that texture.


Fish 1



Fish 2

We blew the fish with a hand pump and then molded the fins.


Close Up

I am SOOO happy with the way this turned out!



Sadly, One of sugar sculptures fell. It was heartbreaking. Sugar went everywhere. These 3 were the ones that made it.

So it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t injure myself. (I’m down to 7 uninjured fingers now!) I was adding my second fish to the sculpture and I blow torched my thumb. Lucky, I didn’t drop the fish and crush my entire sculpture, but I have a lovely blister on my left thumb. But it was worth it!


Second Degree Burn