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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Salmon Tomato Salad: Lomi Lomi "A Hawaiian Lunch #Foodie Friday

Salmon Tomato Salad: Lomi Lomi: Simple Living and Eating


On my return to Honolulu Joseph's mother had ready for us a lunch of Lomi Lomi and Poi. I was very excited to try the dish I most associate with Hawaii: Poi. But I have to be honest, taro paste, which is made out of, really didn't do it for me. 

Instead, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the simple salad of tomatoes and salted/smoked salmon. When I made Lomi Lomi for my family my teenage son enjoyed it so much that he asked me to make a second batch, which he gobbled up himself.


Blow Hole at beach in Honolulu.
Blow Hole at beach in Honolulu.


Beach at Honolulu.
Beach at Honolulu.


I hope you have enjoyed my food voyage back to Hawaii this week. This blog is focused on Mediterranean cooking, but I am strong advocate of all types of traditional cooking. 

I was thinking about visiting a new cuisine every month and wanted to know if you would be interested in joining me? 

I would announce a country and you can link up a dish from there that you made. This would be a once a month thing only. Let me know in the comments if you would like to do this with me, and please leave a suggestion of a country you would like to visit first.


Salmon Tomato Salad: Lomi Lomi

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time: 15 minutes                    serves: 4

Ingredients:

4 ounces of smoked sockeye salmon shred with skin removed
1 large tomato chopped small
1/2 of a small red onion, approximately 3 tablespoons minced
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Mix all ingredients together. 

2)  Eat right away or let sit for up to 2 hours. Do not refrigerate. The salmon is smoked so it can sit out. The tomatoes will get mealy refrigerated. You can add a little bit of olive oil to it if you like.

3) Serve on top of greens or on toast. If you are really brave make some poi and try it the traditional Hawaiian way!

Note: These are not traditional ingredients or preparation for this dish, because Pacific Salmon and Hawaii onions are hard to come by on the East Coast of the US, but I assure you that it tastes pretty close to the original.





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Vietnamese Style Fresh Spring Rolls
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42 comments:

  1. Honolulu is beautiful. Thank you for the mini vacation, and for the great party! :)

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood.blogspot.com

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    1. You are welcome Joy... I didn't get to really travel this summer so it is fun to take a food trip.

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  2. Thanks so much for the party Diane. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  3. Hi Diane,
    You are bringing back wonderful memories of Hawaii, I can almost feel that surf hitting me in the face. I would love to travel around the world with you on a foodie trip, sounds like fun to me and lots of amazing food! Thanks for hosting you great party and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thats great to here Miz Helen. Do you have any places you would like to visit?

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    1. You are very welcome Jamie good to see you.

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  5. That sounds delightful Diane! I wonder if I could get Mark to eat a little more Salmon by mixing it with tomatoes...
    oh and the visiting a country once a month sounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. Oh good I thought you might enjoy trying different dishes from different places. I have to say my son ate a lot more salmon then I ever saw him eat by mixing it with tomatoes... give it try.

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  6. Thank you Diane for the party :)
    These photo from Hawaii are stunning!

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    1. Thanks Winnie... I wish I had a better camera back in the 1980's but the photos are not too bad considering the techology at the time.

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  7. Yummy, yummy! That sounds like it would be delicious on a cracker. Thanks for hosting!
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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    1. I think would make a great dip at a party. I served it on open face sandwiches... but crackers would work really well.

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  8. Hawaii is definitely on my list of places to visit! Your salad looks lovely. I don't eat smoked salmon, but my husband absolutely loves it.

    That is a cool idea about sharing dishes from other countries. There's so much difference in foods between countries, even those you would think are very similar. For example Canada and the US have a lot of different dishes to each other, and England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland are very different to both of those and each other, not to mention some of the more exotic (to me) cuisines like Thai, Chinese, Indian etc.

    Thank you for hosting, Diane.

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    1. I'm so excited to hear that you are interested in the idea of a different country each month. I will put it together soon.

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  9. How fun to visit Hawaii and your tomatoes and salmon look so pretty together. I look forward to your visit around the world of foods. Thank you for hosting each week and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. So would you be interested in cooking with us? I seem to have a few folks that are willing to give it a try. I would really love to have you join us.

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  10. That salad sounds really good! I love salted salmon! Some day, I was to visit Hawaii :)
    Thanks so much for the party, Diane.

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    1. It is a really magical place to visit, but it is far away. Even from LA it took 4 hours to fly too. I hope you get there some day.

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  11. Thanks so much for the feature on my Skinny Cheesecake! It was so yummy! Thanks for another great party, Diane!

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    1. You are welcome Paula. I am very excited about your cheesecake... it is right in my calorie budget.

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  12. I haven't been to Honolulu since I was a teen and I don't remember eating more than burgers and fries back then. lol I need to revisit again for the culinary experience.

    Thank you so much for featuring my eggplant this week! I am so honored!

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    1. I probably would have eaten the same as you, but I stayed with a Chinese family. I was very fortunate to get a local's experience.

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  13. Thanks for the feature, and I love the idea of choosing a different country. As you can see from the recipe you featured, I like to experiment with other countries' cuisine already!

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    1. Oh good another culinary explore. I will put it together in the next few weeks.

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  14. I do remember not liking poi when I tried it in Hawaii, but I wish I had seen some lomi-lomi...I know I would have gone back for seconds :)

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    1. Oh good I'm not the only one who didn't appreciate poi. It has a odd texture and taste. I wonder if I would be more open to it now. The lomi lomi in Hawaii is made with raw Pacific salmon and a local onion... it is pretty amazing. This version though tastes pretty darn good and it is safer to eat.

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  15. Thanks for hosting! Love Hawaii, it is just breathtaking! Have a terrific weekend.
    ~Kim

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by Kim and Julie. I enjoy your party very much too.

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  16. Diane,
    You must be having such great time in Hawaii. Thanks for finding the time to host the party.
    Annamaria

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    1. It truly was memorable, especially the hike. Thanks for stopping by Annamaria.

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  17. I am sorry to hear your make-up week at FFWD fell short. I barely recall that one you chose but suffice it to say that I know I didn't make it again. The adventure is always fun and I had an adventure reading all your Hawaiian themed posts. I was making up myself from not reading folks's duck with peaches posts...so went all the way back to read your post. Glad your family enjoyed it and funny that the guy liked the duck as mine did- I focused on the peaches too.

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    1. The gelatin I tried to make was from before I joined the group, but it looked so pretty and summery I always wanted to make it. Glad you enjoyed the duck... yes, the peaches were my favorite part.

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  18. Love hearing about your Hawaiian vacation, Diane. The Salmon tomato salad sounds amazing! Glad your family enjoyed it so much!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the party Kathy.

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  19. Hi Diane! I feel like I haven't been here for ages. I'm always so busy it seems. Half your luck getting to Hawaii! I'd love to link up to an around the world linky party and visit a different country. Besides loving to try different cuisines, I love the idea for inspiration. My Dad was born in Latvia and I have been meaning to cook a few dishes from there. If you could add any of the Baltic states or Russia to your list, that'd be great!

    Anne xx

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    1. Great to hear that you would be interested in joining. Russia and Eastern European are a great idea. I've never cooked from these countries.

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  20. Wow! I just found my way here (from Zen Presence), and I made your Simple Chicken Casserole tonight. Let's just say that everyone was happy, and I will definitely be back! ;-)

    Bethany @ Journey to Ithaca

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    1. Great to have you Bethany.... wonderful to hear a recipe went over well. My family loves that casserole too. Hope to see more of you.

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  21. Another way for me to make salmon and use my home-grown tomatoes. Thanks and also thanks for hosting.

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    1. This is truly the right time of year for this recipe. The tomatoes are so great right now.

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