Fresh Salmon Asian Carpaccio

Fresh Salmon Asian Carpaccio

Serves 4 as an appetizer

20 slices fresh sushi-grade salmon, sliced very thin – about 10 oz.

1/2 cup Maui Onion-Apple Sauce (recipe follows)

1 Tablespoon chives – cut into 1/8” pieces, for garnish (we use micro-greens and roe at the restaurant and you can certainly substitute your favorite garnish)

Maui Onion-Apple Sauce


1/4 cup Maui onion, sliced Onion

1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and large diced

1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons Sake

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoons canola oil

2 teaspoons coarse grain mustard

1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and finely minced


Place onions and apples into a food processor and process into a puree.  Transfer the contents into a mixing bowl and hand mix with all the remaining ingredients. Keep refrigerated until needed.

To Serve:

Sauce the center of four serving plates with the onion-apple sauce. Neatly arrange five slices of salmon on top of the sauce on each. Sprinkle chives over top of salmon slices. Serve.

From the first location in the Kapalua resort on Maui opened in 1996, D.K. Kodama’s Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar has grown to include four locations on three islands – one in Kihei, Maui, one in Waikiki, and one in the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Island of Hawai’i. Known for its innovative new wave sushi, contemporary Japanese specialties, and “no wimpy sauces,” the atmosphere is casual and fun, with something for everyone on the extensive dinner menu.


Chocolate Decadence Cake

PAcifico Desert

Yield 4, 9” cakes


4 lb. Semi Sweet Chocolate

4 lb. Unsalted Butter

4 c. Granulated Sugar

4 c. Half & Half

4 oz. Dark Rum

32 Large Eggs

1/2 tsp. Salt


Melt chocolate, butter, sugar, salt, rum, and half & half together in a double boiler. Slightly beat eggs and temper with chocolate mixture. Place in parchment lined spring form cake pans and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes. The center of the cakes will resemble custard in texture. Remove and let set at room temperature for 30 minutes before placing in refrigerator.