Friday, April 22, 2011

Maui County Ag Fair

We had a great time at the Maui County AG Fair April 2, 2011 at the Maui Tropical Plantation. There was 6,500 people in attendance with live music demonstrations and many local vendors. In fact it was all about Local. We got to visit many of our regular Maui growers as well as some Molokai Farmers. Eileen from Hana herbs is pictured here, see pahole salad recipe below. Lots of local food all around from cooked to preserved and of course loads of fresh local produce on display.

Pahole Salad
1 bunch pahole (fiddle fern shoots)
3 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 sweet Maui onion, sliced

1 cup soy sauce or Braggs
1 cup water
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tsp lehua honey
Dash chili flakes and apple cider vinegar

Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Place the pahole fern in water for 2-3 minutes.
While the pahoe are cooking, prepare an ice bath (sink or bowl full of ice & cold water)
Remove the pahole (I use tongs) and plunge into the ice bath until cool.
Drain and chop into 1 inch pieces.
Cut cherry tomatoes in half, slice onions.
In a bowl mix all sauce ingredients together.
Add tomatoes, pahole, and onions, toss to coat.

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