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:

Café Bellini 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!

angelcel said...

That coastline looks heavenly. :)

lisa said...

That shoreline is gorgeous!!

sohdalex 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 :)

Pretty Pink Penguin 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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