Chef Ravi Kapur’s restaurant Liholiho Yacht Club brings the best of Hawaiian food and attitude to San Francisco. Transport your friends to the islands, too, by serving his gently flavored poke atop homemade nori crackers.
Fennel seeds are toasted to bring out their sweet, nutty flavor and added to vinaigrette to enhance earthy beets. Use pita bread to scoop up the veggies and an ultra-creamy Middle Eastern-style dip from cookbook author Janet Fletcher.
We love a big pile of shrimp as much as anybody, but the bottled red cocktail sauce has got to go. It may be retro-cool but it’s not very interesting. Ginger adds a subtle sweet and savory edge to this lemony sauce that’s sure to please party-goers.