The Perfect Summertime CatchA La Carte
May 20, 2018
Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
With summer quickly sneaking up on us, the season may find you looking for some refreshment through fresh bites and revitalizing sippers. Hunt no further than at Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill, which has just what you need to appease all of these cravings.
The Seared Sashimi Salad ($22) remains one of Uncle’s most crisp and refreshing fuel ups. Ahi sashimi is seared — blackened or plain — just enough, leaving plenty of soft, raw sashimi to really appreciate the freshness of the fish, while seared edges add that extra touch of flavor.
Accompanied by slices of verdant avocado and hard boiled egg that rest atop a bed of mixed greens, each bite comes full circle with the oriental sesame dressing, and wasabi if you want it.
Director of restaurant operations Brian McKelvey pairs this salad with a French rose wine. “It’s called the Collection of Angels, and it’s a really nice wine. It’s Grenache-Syrah, so it’s not very sweet and tends to be a drier rose that pairs very well with the ahi (that is) very clean and fresh.”
With the Honolulu Fish Auction just a couple doors down from Uncle’s, you can bet that only the freshest, locally caught catches are prepped, plated and brought right to your table for your enjoyment.
GRILLED TO THRILL
Nothing beats a summer day spent dining on goodies fresh off the sizzling gridiron. Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill’s Seafood Grill ($30) entree comes with a winning variety of generously sized seafood bites. This toothsome dish comes out steaming with charbroiled fresh mahimahi, two massive shrimp and two hefty pieces of diver’s scallops, all served alongside grilled vegetables and a savory dill sauce. Director of restaurant operations Brian McKelvey recommends washing it all down with a Battan Down cocktail mixed with Don Julio Reposado, agave syrup, fresh citrus juice, mango and Peychaud’s Bitters. The creative drink comes in a ceramic mug and is decorated on top with a stenciled ship wheel.