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Wok Charred Ahi
serves 2
from Merriman's Restaurant on the Big Island Hawaii

Merriman's signature dish. Below we offer you recipes for the Marinade,
the Slaw and the Dipping Sauce. Enjoy!!

Marinade Ingredients:
1/2 c. vegetable oil   2 tsp. chopped shallots
2 tsp. fresh grated ginger   2 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tsp. dried thyme   1 tsp. dried marjoram
2 tsp. crushed chilis   1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt   juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Mix all ingredients together. To use roll logs of Ahi in marinade and sear in hot wok or hot skillet 30 seconds per side. Slice and serve with Dipping Sauce and Slaw.
Dipping Sauce for Wok Charred Ahi
1 c. Yamasa Shoyu   1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
1/3 c. mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine)   2 Tbsp. wasabi powder
2 Tbsp. water    
  • Make a thick paste with the water and wasabi powder. To this paste, add the liquid ingredients and mix well.
Slaw for Wok Charred Ahi - 1&1/2 Cups (3 portions)
1 1/2 c. Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced   1/2 c. mung bean sprouts
1/2 c. Bermuda onion, thinly sliced   1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
  • Sliced as directed and mix all ingredients together. Chill until ready to serve. Divide into portions. Top with seared, sliced ahi.

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