Lomi Lomi Salmon Recipe


Lomi Lomi Salmon Recipe

This is an original recipe of Lomi Lomi Salmon from traditional luaus and is best eaten along with some Poi or rice.


  • 1 pound fresh salmon skinned and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Kosher or Hawaiian salt
  • 6 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 4 to matoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Maui or sweet onion minced
  • 3 scallions with tops minced


  • In ceramic or glass bowl, combine well the salmon cut into 1-inch pieces with the Hawaiian salt and lemon juice. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 12 hours.
  • Drain the salmon in a colander. Rinse the salmon under cold running water and transfer to a bowl. Cover the salmon with cold water and let soak for 2 hours, changing the water once or twice.
  • Drain the salmon and pat it dry. Chop it coarse. In a ceramic or glass bowl combine the salmon with the chopped tomato, minced onion and minced scallions.
  • Squeeze the salmon through your fingers until the flesh and vegetables are very well mixed.
  • Chill, covered, for 3 hours. Serves 8

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