Chop Chop: Let’s Get Cooking

This week we host Justin Tanioka and the crew from Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering. Alissa Lerner Kimura shares her Italian Chop Chop Salad and Chef Jensen Endo shares a Crispy Spicy Ahi Roll.

This show aired originally in November 2009.


* 2 cups chopped lettuce (varieties such as romaine, butter or Manoa work best)
* 1 cup cubed steamed beets (fresh best, canned OK)
* 1 cup canned garbanzo beans
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* 1 cup chopped Goteborg salami
* 1 cup crushed San Francisco Garlic Bagel Chips (can be found in bread isle of most stores)

Mix all ingredients in large bowl and top with 1 cup torn arugula and 1 to 1.5 cups creamy Italian dressing.

Mix again and garnish with sliced avocado.


* Tanioka’s Spicy Ahi
* maki sushi rice
* green onions
* nori sheet
* masago mayo sauce
* unagi sauce
* egg
* flour
* panko
* cooking oil

Cut a regular sheet of nori in thirds. Spread the sushi rice evenly onto the bottom half of the nori slice. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of spicy ahi evenly in the middle of the sushi rice.

Lightly wet the top of the nori slice and hand roll (firm).

Lightly coat the roll with flour, then quickly dip in egg wash and roll it in the panko.

Heat cooking oil to 325 degrees. Deep-fry roll approximately 2-4 minutes for seared ahi or 5-8 minutes for fully cooked ahi.

Drizzle unagi and masago mayo sauce over the rolls and enjoy.

(Watch “Sam Choy’s Kitchen” Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL News 8.)