It was about 85 degrees in Seattle today, which felt like a Hawaiian breeze to me! It is only supposed to last one day, and then go back to our usual Northwest weather. Today also happens to be Lei Day in Hawaii, so the unseasonably warm weather was perfect for a little Hawaiian inspired celebration at home. 🙂
I put a few tropical touches on our dinner tonight to get us into the spirit. 🙂 We had sautéed halibut with an island salsa, and a little jasmine rice with macadamia nuts on the side. Simple and delicious!
The island salsa was from a classic recipe from Bon Appétit magazine. It is tried and true, so I didn’t fiddle with it much. 😉 I think it would also pair well with chicken, shrimp, or even pork tenderloin.
From Bon Appétit magazine
1 cup chopped peeled pineapple
1 cup chopped peeled mango
1 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper
2/3 cup chopped peeled kiwi fruit
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon minced serrano chili, seeds and ribs removed
Ground white pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Season with white pepper and salt. (Can be made 3 hours ahead.)
Happy Lei Day! I hope you enjoy something Hawaiian to celebrate. 🙂