From farm to table, food Oahu style!

March 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
From farm to table, Janelle takes on food and fun on the island of Oahu It's part of our Aloha Fridays series all this month!

Recipe: All Natural Hawaiian Beef "Poke" with Kahuku Sea Asparagus
(Preparation for 6)

Poke Sauce Ingredients

  • 6 fl oz Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Hot Chili Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sambal Oleck (Chili Paste)
  • 1 tsp. Ginger- chopped fine


Combine all ingredients and reserve.

Poke Mix Ingredients

  • 12 oz wt. - 2 ea Rib Eye Steak
  • 4 oz wt.Maui Onions- Julienne
  • 6 oz wt.Grape Tomatoes
  • 6 oz wt.Watercress
  • 6 oz. wt. Sea Asparagus
  • 2 oz. wt. Chives- chopped fine
  • 1 tsp. Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tsp. Garlic- chopped fine
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil


1. Season steak and cook until desired temperature, Chef recommends Medium Rare. Once meat has rested for 3 minutes dice into cubes, reserve.

2. In a hot skillet add the sesame oil, then flash sear the sea asparagus and watercress, finish with 1 fl oz of poke sauce.

3. Place the watercress/sea asparagus mixture in a mixing bowl and toss with remaining Poke Mix ingredients.

4. Add in the beef and 2 fl. oz of Poke sauce, Enjoy!

Ola Restaurant
Turtle Bay Resort - North Shore, O'ahu

North Shore Cattle Company - O'ahu

Sea Asparagus
Marine Agrifuture - O'ahu

Aloha Fridays:
Bay Area residents will be encouraged to visit, a new HVCB microsite that will engage them with interactive promotions, offer information about Hawaii events in the Bay Area, and let them plan their vacation.Hawaii's six major islands are green-capped mountains lifted from the bottom of the sea, decorated with shimmering rainbows, majestic green peaks, surrounded by unfailingly warm waters, and rimmed by endless, white sand beaches.

Kauai is a lush, garden paradise favored by Hollywood for its tropical splendor that became backdrops for many movies, including "South Pacific," filmed 50 years ago, and Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii." Gorgeous resorts are also found from Lihue to Poipu to Hanalei.

Oahu, with its capital city of Honolulu, offers everything from cosmopolitan Waikiki and historic sites such as Iolani Palace and Pearl Harbor to the scenic North Shore with its legendary surf.

Maui, dominated by the peak of Haleakala, is known for the tranquil paradise of Hana and the colorful whaling town of Lahaina. Warm waters and sun-bathed beaches abound and attract visitors from around the world to popular resorts including Kapalua, Kaanapali, and Wailea.

Molokai, the most rustic of the islands, is bordered by the world's highest sea cliffs and is home to Kalaupapa Peninsula, the hauntingly beautiful former leper colony. Father Damien, the Catholic priest who oversaw the colony in the 1800s, is being ordained as a Saint this year.

Lanai is a rural community centered around the quaint town of Lanai City and is the setting for two of the world's most acclaimed resorts with superb golf courses.

And Hawaii's Big Island is home to the towns of Kona and Hilo and many quaint plantation-era style communities, as well as luxurious resorts in Kohala with world-class golf courses. Two active volcanoes and a diversity of climates have created lush rainforests and dramatic lava landscapes within miles of one another.

For more information about Hawaii, the Islands of Aloha, visit