I’ve been obsessed with Seamore’s lately – a casual seafood restaurant with locations throughout NYC (and they just opened a new location right near my workplace – woohoo!). With a simple menu featuring favorites like guac, lobster mac and cheese (yum – this is SO GOOD), and fish tacos, there’s something for everyone. During my last visit, I had such a difficult time choosing what to order, but finally decided on the summer gazpacho and the blackened shrimp tacos. I was not disappointed. Continue Reading
Years ago, during my very first visit to Hawaii, I read about poke (pronounced poh-kay) in my guidebooks (yes, guidebooks – before they were replaced by The Internet!). Featuring diced raw fish seasoned with ingredients such as soy sauce, scallions, sesame oil, sesame seeds and other accouterments, it was fresh, delicious and not widely available outside of Hawaii. Whenever I returned to Hawaii, I planned my meals around two things – poke and shave ice. And all was well with the world.
These days, much to my surprise and delight, poke bowl places are evvvvverywhere. Some may say that the hype is past its prime, but I for one hope these places stick around. My neighborhood poke bowl place is in the weekly rotation of “too tired to cook after work, quick and healthy dinner” options.
During my most recent visit to Hawaii (to the island of Kauai to be exact), I picked up this delicious bowl from SushiGirl with cubed raw tuna, cucumber, onion, sea veggies, furikake, sesame oil, and Hawaiian sea salt. It was SO GOOD. SushiGirl also sold rolls and sushi burritos (I won’t say I wasn’t tempted!), but I’ll always pick a poke bowl if it’s an option.
I’ve seen some buzz around that SushiGirl may have closed – or it may just be relocating? TBD. But I hope next time I make my visit to the Garden Island, it’s around so I can get my SushiGirl poke bowl fix.
Have you jumped on the poke bowl bandwagon?
Happy Tuesday, Noshers! I know I’ve been a little MIA lately, but hopefully I will be updating more in the very near future! Today, I had to pop in to share a pretty AMAZING lobster boil I put together last week – excuse me while I pat myself on the back. When I saw and tasted the finished result, I knew I had to let all of you know about it – because it’s about the easiest thing in the world to make. You should totally do this and take credit for it – your secret is safe with me ;).
The impetus for this dish was my longing for summer weather (summer where are you??) and a shipment of Imperial Spanish Chorizo – I was lucky enough to get 2 links of traditional Spanish chorizo and one link of spicy – yum! I devoured the spicy link with crackers and it was soooo good – my sentiments were shared by an eating buddy who is a self-described “chorizo afficionado.” I thought chorizo would be an awesome addition to a lobster bake, so last Wednesday, I made it happen. And it was good.
But in the vernacular of my favorite PBS show, don’t take my word for it – try it for yourself! You won’t regret it.
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Happy Monday, Noshers! Hmm, I know “Monday” and “Happy” don’t always go together, but they do when it’s Day 3 of my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway extravaganza! Today’s gift guide involved a challenge on my part – I was tasked by Whole Foods Market to create a unique “fish dish” in honor of the Southern Italian tradition of “The Feast of the Seven Fishes”! Traditionally served on Christmas Eve, this luxurious meal usually features (you guessed it) seven different seafood dishes.
I have never had the opportunity to attend a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes meal (anyone having one and want to invite me? ;)). However, armed with a $50 gift card provided by Whole Foods Market, I was eager to purchase some quality seafood for my own take on a fish dish: