Isn’t it amazing how terrible 2016 was? There were so many things that just melted our brains from Brexit to Trump, police brutality to Aleppo, devastating natural disasters to Orlando & more. Congratulations on making it to 2017, but I regret to inform you that it’s not looking up all that much. Okay, forget the whole negative introduction because we can’t fight bollocks with hatred & pessimism. Let’s start this new year at Tiffany Bee on a more positive note: how I convince people to hang out with me i.e. if you feed them, they will come. Last year, I made poké for my friends & they loved it. This year, I’m finally sharing my recipe. For those of you out of the trendy food loop, poké is a Hawaiian dish consisting of seasoned raw fish that is complemented by a variety of accoutrements including rice or vegetables. It is an incredibly fresh & healthy dish, depending on its seasoning & accoutrements. If made in the comforts of your own home, it is easily more affordable & tastier than a restaurant. California’s been sprouting poké restaurants everywhere, you’d think they weren’t in a drought. Bad pun, I’m sorry Cali, forgive me. While it’s raining poké in Cali, Boston has only grown one poké restaurant & FFS it’s not even in Boston Proper, it’s in Somerville. That’s okay though, because where Boston is slacking, I GOT YOU COVERED WITH THIS RECIPE SO SCROLL DOWN, LOOK @ MAH PICS, & CLICK ON THE RECIPE LINK 2 FALLINLURVE.
Salmon & Sea Bream Poké
Did you know you don’t necessarily need to purchase sashimi grade fish to make poké or sushi? Yup. You can read about it at PBS & I’ve saved a lot of money skipping that sashimi grade sushi aisle by just going to a local fishmonger’s & asking him for his freshest catch of the day. I’ve even purchased fresh snapper before & ended up freezing it for a weekend since I was out of town, thawed it, & used it to make poké without getting food poisoning. Before you start buying fish from a fishmonger to eat raw, talk to him/her!! Make sure they know what they’re talking about. Ask them what the difference is. If they can’t tell you, then maybe find another fishmonger. You should make sure it’s fresh, so either stop by Whole Foods or a small fishmonger’s (highly recommend this more than going to a grocery store for your fish) to grab the freshest catch of the day. If you’re reluctant about consuming the fish raw, just stick it in your freezer for a few days & then properly thaw it out. Make sure to always wash your hands with soap & your kitchen tools before & after preparing the fish. Salmon tends to have the most parasites, so be aware & try best to stick with wild-caught fish. Wild-caught salmon should not be the color of an orange & it shouldn’t have thick fatty lines, it should be a very dark blood orange color, so dark in fact, that you might even mistake it for tuna. If you’re unsure, just ask your fishmonger. If you’re kind to them, they may even go in the back & bring you out their best catch of the day.
Hope y’all learned something new today, or at least now know where to go if you need a good poké recipe. You can also make this recipe vegan/vegetarian by using cooked tofu, mushrooms, & other vegetables mixed with the sauces. Easy peasy, healthy, delicious, & fresh AF.
Recipe + New (Travel) Albums!
- Salmon & Sea Bream Poké
- Cape Elizabeth
- Bar Harbor: Day 1
- Bar Harbor: Day 2
- Friendsgiving at Diana’s
- Friendsgiving at Aneet’s
I like how I went to Europe for a month in September & I still don’t even have those photos edited yet. Probably because no one from that trip bothered me incessantly for the photos to be sent to them. Yo, if your friend takes their fancy smancy DSLR to an event, don’t flippin’ ask them for the photos. They’re obviously going to send you the photos when they’re done editing them (OBVIOUSLY, HOLY ALSJDFLK;ADFS). Also, if your friend doesn’t edit their photos, they probably don’t know how & that’s fine, but seriously, biggest pet peeve, shut up, stop bugging us, faccckkk.