Thursday, August 19, 2010

Photo du jour: Tropical shores {+ limu}

{For the August Break: Photographed at Kapolei, Hawaii}
The westerly shores of Oahu feel miles from city life. Tourists don't visit much, but I've old-timey childhood memories of picking limu (tasty edible seaweed) out there on Ewa Beach.

P.S. Here's limu used in a delicious Hawaiian dish called poke (poh-keh): comprising raw fish tossed with limu (see the fleshy dark strands?), sea salt & other yum extras...it's like Hawaiian "sushi." :)
{Image of limu-laced poke via Holly Hadsell}

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hm Hawaiian sushi? I'd definitely try it. It looks like 'normal' sushi actually... like tuna and those special leaves (what are they called again? shiso?)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love poke! And Hawaii just makes my heart sing! I've been there three times in the last three years and I can't wait to go back!

Anonymous said...

That coastline looks heavenly. :)

lisa said...

That shoreline is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

I used to work for a guy from Hawaii and he made this dish for me! It was really good! ;)

Signe said...

Oh my, now I really REALLY want to go visit Hawaii! Looks lovely :)

Jude said...

Hi Cafe Bellini - you hit the nail on the head! The dish has definitely been influenced by other cultures, and not least of all, the true sushi folks :) That's scallions thrown in (but I LOVE the idea of shiso!)

Hi Dancing Branflakes - ooh, so fun to "meet" another poke connoisseur (whose not necessarily from Hawaii!) It's pretty yum stuff, for sure! :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Another gorgeous shoreline!

Jude said...

Hi Angelcel - thanks so much, I've been enjoying your photos immensely!

Hi Lisa - thank you!! Sending you some virtual Hawaiian sun :)

Hi Sohdalex - oh, I'm envious! I wouldn't mind someone making it specially :) Thanks for dropping by!

Hi Signe - thanks so much! It is nice & relaxing there :) and hope you get a chance to visit! Thanks for dropping in!

Meghan said...

I love Hawaii soo much! I was just there in June and went last August. I long to go back everyday. Your photos are lovely :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, Hawaiian Sushi ! It looks so delicious, it looks almost like our (I'm Japanese) maguro-don = marinated raw tuna with rice in a bowl.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Ahhhh...I need to be in that photo!
xo
amanda

Jude said...

Hi Connie -- oh, thanks so much! :)

Hi Meghan --thank you and, ooo, how fun you visited recently! Thank you for dropping by!

Hi Pretty Pink Penguin - wow, the maguro-don sounds absolutely delicious! Hm, now I'm craving it :) {And yes, very similar to the poke from Hawaii!}

Hi Amanda - thank you! I'll send some virtual tropical breezes for now! :)

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

I kinda miss summer already... :(

K and S said...

I have childhood "nightmares" about going out to pick limu, we used to go EARLY! and I also remember the puka shell searching days too!

justinegordon said...

it all looks so lovely. Have you got paris recommendations? we are off to paris in a couple of weeks, what a fantastic job you must have, it sounds so exotic in your profile

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I would definitely give Hawaiian sushi a shot :)

Jude said...

Hi Fashion Doohickey - I do too, I do too (sigh).

Hi Kat - oh my goodness, that is hilarious! (I must have selective amnesia about the EARLY part :)) I remember puka shell searching too, but only b/c you reminded me just now, wow! Oh, Hawaiian childhoods :)

Hi Justine - oh gosh, it's not that exotic, believe me! :) (Public/social policy and so LOTS of government officials to deal with!) I'm lucky I telecommute, since my significant other is in London. I haven't been to Paris in tooo long, but I'll visit your blog to chat Paris :)

Hi Alternative Wife - thanks for dropping by! The stuff is pretty addictive, that's the only problem :)

Melissa said...

Ooh, that looks uniquely tasty!

Jude said...

Hi Melissa - yeah, the stuff will likely make your tastebuds say *Aloha* :)

If Jane said...

beautiful photos!! the food and the sea! perfect!

Melissa Blake said...

oh, i'd love to be on a tropical shore right now!

Ms. Pink said...

this looks so amazing. I totally want to try that dish :)

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Fabíola Beltrão said...

ow.... amazing....

xoxo

Stacey said...

I almost didn't make it over here today, but you know i can't stay away:-). My eyes are closing right now, but i wanted you to know that there is something over my world for you:-). xoxo

Jude said...

Hi Jane - thanks so much! I love *your* images, so I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! :)

Hi Melissa - aw, thanks for visiting (yes, if one isn't careful, one can get used a tad too used to the tropical lifestyle! :))

Hi Ms. Pink - hope you get a chance to try the dish (while on a tropical shore too! ;-))

Hi Fabiola - thanks so much! :)

Hi Stacey - oh my goodness, I just saw your new post come up, went right away to see & comment (haha, couldn't help myself!), then found your comment here & realized I was a hopeless sleep-deprived zombie - missed the surprise 1st time round!! Thank you so much, you know I'm in awe of your beautiful blog - so it's particular special coming from you!! (Oh, and wishing both of us proper ZZZZ's too! ;) :))

Jess said...

That looks so beautiful! I wish I was still in the Cook Islands, there is nothing like a tropical island.

Jude said...

Hi Jess - I so agree - nothing compares (now, I'm inspired to check out the Cook Islands)! Oh, I've been enjoying the gorgeous photos on your blog - look forward to future ones :)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Yum!
I enjoy fresh fish!
I suddenly miss the topics~
xo

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