Tuesday, September 9

Kona Kampachi Give Away!

Last week Kelly from Kona Blue emailed to let me know that my recipe along with several other bloggers' recipes were now up on their site. I was pretty excited. You will be too because you, my dear readers, have a chance of receiving your own Kona Kampachi fish!

Kona Kampachi with Meyer Lemon

Kona Kampachi® is a sushi-grade Hawaiian yellowtail that is sustainably raised off the coast of Hawaii. Since it has no detectable levels of mercury and has high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids -- which have been linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease -- Kona Kampachi is both exceptionally flavorful and healthy for you. It can be eaten raw or lightly cooked, which renders a thick, tender, snowy white fish.

Though I would recommend going to Hawaii to eat some Kona Kampachi, you won't have to because Kona Blue has generously offered to send a whole fish to three lucky Food Blogga readers!

Here's what you have to do to win:

Leave a comment below explaining why you'd like to receive the fish. That's it.

The deadline to submit is
Thursday, September 18th.

Then three winners will be randomly selected and announced in a future post that week, so please check back. Winners will need to provide their real names and mailing addresses.

My apologies to all of my international readers. Because Kona Kampachi is packed in ice, the winners will have to be limited to US residents only.

Good luck, everybody!


93 comments:

Erin said...

My husband and I were married in Hawaii. He LOVES sushi and all types of hawaiian fish. Our 11 year anniversary is next week, and I would love to surprise him with some Kona Kampachi. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Matt B said...

I would love to have some great fish for some sushi experimentation!

Vicki said...

I'd love to win because I've read so much about kampachi and I'm really jealous of everyone else who got free fish!

Lisa said...

I would love to win some sushi grade tuna. I am on a health kick right now and love fish. I will also blog about how I use it if I win.

Caren said...

I dream of Kona Kampachi from Kona Blue,
OH! the flavor, if I only knew!
I would be thrilled to receive that fish on ice,
For my health and my tastebuds, it would be so nice.
Responsible, ecological, sustainable and yummy,
As sushi or grilled, it's headed straight for my tummy!
Big Island Hawaii, is always okie dokie
I'd love Kona Kampachi in my favorite poke!

Becca said...

My husband and my favorite island is the Big Island, and we are going back for our 5th visit in January, 2009!

I would love to surprise my husband with some wonderful Kampachi for our for our grill before the summer is over! Just grilled to make sear marks with some sesame seeds and salt and pepper, yum!

Thanks for considering me!

Kerrie said...

I would love to receive the fish, because it is so expensive to buy a quality piece of fish, I rarely do, and have so many recipes I never get to make use of.

cmoore said...

I've been wanting to make ceviche...but is that sacrilege with this sort of quality fish??

Gudrun from Kitchen Gadget Girl said...

what a great giveaway! My family has moved from a heavy meat diet to one with more fish, whole grains, and goodness. This fish, in all its glory, would be the centerpiece of a meal featuring local, sustainable and mostly organic foods, most likely celebrated with good friends. Yeah!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great! A wonderful givaway! Pity I don't live in the US ;-P..

Cheers,

Rosa

Jean P. said...

God, I love fish. My dad used to bring me fish so fresh it would flop off the counter...not Kona Kampachi, of course, but Gulf flounder and red snapper. I would treat this tuna tenderly, season it skillfully -- and then eat it up.

Heather said...

ohh i would love some! i just got home from costa rica and had similar fish... it was amazing! i'd love to have some more ;)

Rachelle said...

Oh wow! Having lived in Hawaii, I've been missing it a lot. This could bring me a little closer.
I've been trying to bring more fish into our meals, and we prefer a white mild fish so this sounds wonderful!

Peter M said...

Susan and other readers know that I'm a big seafood fan and I would do the kampachi justice with some Greek & Mediterranean flair. Also, I've not seen kampachi in Canada yet so bring it on up and finally...I'm a nice guy! ;)

diva said...

adore kampachi..i'll dream abt it day and night and wish i could drown (mainly because i can't swim) in a whole bathtub of fresh kampachi..jokes! tat's just sick.
so kind of Kona Blue and am sure the person who wins it will be very well-deserving. i unfortunately live in the UK so too bad for me :)

shreela said...

Put me in the drawing please, I love fish too. I grew up eating fried catfish because my grandparents from the south always took us to catfish dinner every time we visited. But, I also had a grandmother from Newport, RI, so we'd get lobster, crab, and clams (she wasn't as big on fish as shellfish). And of course there was canned tuna.

It wasn't until I was in my twenties that I found out how wonderfully flavored some fish could be, like "real" tuna, swordfish, wahoo, and mahi mahi. I probably had some other kind of fish when I went deep-sea fishing off of Cozumel, but it didn't it translated very good. I wussed out on the raw conch long, skinny thing when we dove for conch shells; it looked like a worm, I just couldn't LOL

So between your saying how great Kona Kampachi tastes, and your commenters too, I'm drooling.

Congrats to whoever wins!

shreela gmail.com

shreela said...

OMGosh! "but it didn't it translated very good" ha ha

I'll try again: But it wasn't translated very good.

jillybean03 said...

I would love to experiment with some sushi and sashimi. YUM-MY. Thanks for the opportunity. I love you blog.

veron said...

Well, I love Kona Kampachi...it's the best fish of all, in my opinion!

Maryann said...

Would love to try some Kona Kampachi. I am thinking of an Asian twist to it. Yum

Cindy said...

mmm...sounds very good. I love many types of sushi and fish, but I have never had the chance to taste kona kampachi. It would be a welcome treat :)

Bon Apetite said...

My fiancee and I are getting married very soon :)and he is a HUUUUUGE sushi fan and being from a region in India that lives on fish, there will not be a better gift for him!!
We both grew up on a group of islands off the coast of India, eating some of the best and freshest sea food there is! We miss the islands and its cuisine. A Kona Kampachi surprise would make us relive our island-days!

NĂºria said...

Hola Susan! Eventhough I can not get it, I wanted to comment here :D. Could you show us a picture of Kona Kampachi? This name is completely new to me.

You are so lucky!!!!

Ivy said...

Good luck to all your U.S. readers.

ikes said...

i love fish, and i love sushi! plus, if i win the fish, i can share it with matt b, who lives in my neighborhood. two happy readers for the price of one!

Jeanne said...

Madly jealous of your US readers now ;-)

Magdalene said...

I've been wanting to try this fish for so long!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

OhOh!!! I would love to try some Kona Kampachi!!! I have been reading so many posts on it and keep hearing about people getting it for free! I want some for FREE too!!!

the italian dish said...

I live in Michigan and it's hard to get fresh fish here. Also, I only buy sustainable fish, so this would be great! Thanks for doing this, Susan!

Sandy Smith said...

This just looks and sounds so delicious, and I'm on a campaign to get my family to eat more fish! :)

Puhvis Kukk said...

Because after buying a fish grill and looking forward to delicious/healthy meals, every single time we grilled fish (well 3x) it turned out horrible! First we tried this red-flesh fish from FL called pompano, and next 2x we tried some exotix fish from the supermarket - quality was so sub-par. It smelled so bad, we literally didnt even want to try. And I am a fairly good chef! :(

Terry B said...

Hi, Susan! I won't enter to win because I've already sampled this glorious fish courtesy of Kona Blue. In fact, I prepared it a couple of different ways and it was delicious. Then Marion did a pan-grilled version with a soba noodle salad, also wonderful!

cooknkate said...

I seriously loved my shipment of Kona and would totally get into another round of it!

Count me in!

Eve Fox said...

Hi Susan,
that is great news - congrats! I remember when you posted the recipe originally and thought it looked delicious at the time. Glad Kona Blue agreed!

I think you should pick me because your recipe (and photo) are one of the few foods I have seen in about a month that looks tasty to me. I am in the first trimester of pregnancy right now and I can tell you that finding foods that look appetizing is TOUGH!

Congrats again,
Eve

Eve Fox said...

Hi again,
Sorry not to be more succinct in my first post but the other obvious reason (which I left out) is that I have not been able to eat much in the way of fish lately because of the mercury/pregnancy issue but since Kona Kampachi has no detectable levels of that lovely metal, I think it should be A-ok!

Joanna said...

Oh yum! I love fish, but I rarely buy it because the cost is so prohibitive, and it's so hard to keep track of what fish are not endangered or farmed sustainably or have high mercury levels or have been fed soy and grain so they aren't as high in omega 3's as they should be. It's information overload! I actually got in an argument with the fish guy at Whole Foods the last time I decided to splurge... I would love to win this fish and not have to go back there ever again. :p

Jennifer said...

I am a fish lover (okay that sounded bad!) and am luckily raising two kids that also love fish and are surprisingly adventuresome eaters (for being teenagers and living in the midwest) so I'd really love to win the fish and try something new.
Jennifer

Dolores said...

I would love the opportunity to try your recipe, and several of the other yummy-sounding links they've posted.

Christine said...

Hi Susan,
I would love to have some Kona Kampachi because currently I am reading a great book on the origins and history of sushi and am getting excited about try some recipes. How better to do that than to start with great fish?!

Danielle said...

I was practically raised on sashimi, but after doing a report about the dangers of Methyl Mercury I have been compelled to limit my intake...a Kona Kampachi sounds like just the fish for me!

Even if I don't win thank you for the info about this fish...I would have never known it was around!

Danielle

Suzan said...

Deceptively simple. I love fish. I love tuna. I live in Winchester Virginia and good tuna is hard if not impossible to find. I would treasure it.

Suzan

Nicole d. said...

I have never made sushi before, but I would love to use this Kona Kampachi to try!

Megan said...

My hubby is a new convert to the joys of sushi--I'd love to have a great, sustainable fish to work with. Also, I've never cooked with a whole fish before. It would be an interesting challenge, I think.

Julie said...
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Julie said...

Wow, I'd love to win this fish! My best friend is going to Hawaii next month, and did she invite me? NO! But, at least I could rub this Hawaiian fish in her face. (Not really, I'd find some way to eat it, take a picture, and rub THAT in her face). Just kidding, I'm glad she's going. Even though this is her 3rd time and I've never been. I'm NOT bitter!
(sorry, I spelled Hawaiian wrong the first time and had to delete the whole dang post!)

Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

I'd love this fish! Not for me, but for my 6-year-old son, the one who ate a huge plate of sauteed cod and ignored his frites in Paris, who loves sushi beyond anything else, and who smacks his lips when the word "fish" is mentioned.

Thanks for the contest - this is fun.

Culinarywannabe said...

Hiya - I would love the Kona Kampachi because I am so paranoid about eating fish with all kinds of ickyness in it, like mercury, but I love fish and all the health benefits that come along with it. Be good to eat something I know is tasty and good for me. :)

Deborah said...

I'm pregnant, and I know I should be eating fish once a week to help my baby's brain develop. I haven't been very good about that so far, but I'd be great if I won this!

Caitlin said...

I learned to love sushi when both my brother and boyfriend (who's a chef) lived in Hawaii. I would LOVE love love to receive this fish -- it would be a little slice of nostalgia!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

With all the fish available here in Rhode Island -- and we are blessed with a wonderful selection of local fish -- we never ever see fresh kona kampachi. It would be lovely to play with it.

KristinaYellow said...

I would love to have some fresh fish--I'm in my second trimester and I'm missing my omega 3's b/c I'm so worried about mercury and other things in the fish I buy. This would be perfect!

Kimi Harris said...

Wow! What a wonderful opportunity! I would love to be one of the lucky three for the following reasons: 1-Following Weston Price's research, I believe that those who eat high amounts of seafood are the healthiest people in the world! 2-Now that I know that good fish tastes good, my whole family loves fish, including my 2 year old daughter. We would relish being able to make a meal of this fish! 3-I would love to blog about this wonderful, healthy, mercury free fish on my site, thenourishinggourmet.com.

Thanks for the opportunity you are offering!

chefectomy said...

OK Susan...not sure if you will find this funny or not since I dissed Tom Brady last week. I tried Kampachi at one of the Big Islands best restaurants last year. It's called Merriman's and it is excellent. Hawaiian regional cuisine with all local and amazing products. What's "funny" about this (in an odd way) is that the Chargers star linebacker Shawn Merriman is out for the season - go figure! Hope all is well.

--Marc

Cookie baker Lynn said...

My husband would be thrilled to receive a fish from Hawaii. His dad grew up in Hawaii and so he has a fondness for Hawaiin foods. Plus how cool would it be to get a fresh fish on your doorstep packed in ice?

Barbara Jacksier said...

I would like to win a Kona Kampachi and send it to my son in Venice, California. He is a fabulous fish cook and would know just what to do!
He's only recently graduated from college and could use some free healthy food.

Zen Chef said...

I want to win the Kona Kampachi fish because.. i want to eat it! That's a good enough reason, isn't it? haha

Also because i once was a starving beach bum in Hawaii. Hawaii left me hungry... it's about time Hawaii gives me some food! :-)

cpullum said...

My daughter is half Hawaiian. Her name is Waimea and I would love her to try this!
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacey Snacks said...

Hi Susan,
I can't think of anything to tell you why I would like the fish.
It looks beautiful.
In NYC we ate this fish at a great Italian restaurant called A Voce, an I have never been able to find it again on a menu locally.

We are in Paris on vacation right now, and I can't imagine finding it here!
Hey, if I don't win it, I would gladly take some of that quesadilla!
Regards, Stacey

Twyla said...

I would love to get it b/c I can't get sushi grade fish in my town. I've also heard many wonderful things about it!

Prudy said...

Just out of pure shameless greediness and a love of winning things. :)

Katie B. said...

It will be ages before I'm ever able to travel visit beautiful Hawaii - receiving one would allow me to pretend for a little while! :)

Ana said...

My husband and I went to Hawaii for our 10 yr anniversary in March, and I didn't know about Kona Kampachi. We ate lots of poke, but I don't think we tried any yellowtail. Would love to try what we missed while out there!

Anonymous said...

Here is the thing...I live with a wildly funny tuna fish loving Tonkinese cat named LucyGrace...she is amazingly interested in everything that I do and will sit patiently watching me while I cook or just prep for cooking...she has very distinct tastes and pretty much only loves fruit, yogurt and tuna...the rarer the better...so...I would love to win this tuna so that she and I can share a lovely fishy dish together...Patty

Sarah said...

I love - LOVE - sushi and have been experimenting with making it for a few years. The problem? Finding good, sushi-grade yellowtail here in Connecticut. I've read about the Kona Kampachi fish around the blogosphere and have been very tempted to try it. But it's hard to take the plunge and order something like that when you haven't eaten it or sampled its quality. So, I would love to win this yellowtail to do just that. And if it's as good as everyone says, I will certainly be coming back for more.

I would probably make a yellowtail and avocado roll with panko -- a delish roll that I had in Miami a few years ago. And then I would work on my sashimi technique . . . blogging about all of it, of course.

Arfi Binsted said...

will that be included New Zealand readers, Susan? hehehe... good luck everyone!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the fish. I'm definitely going to check out Kona Blue!!

Michelle said...

Forgot to say why I deserve the fish! Well, it doesn't seem that I'm as deserving as some of the others around here, but 2008 has been a rough one in many ways, and this would just be a wonderful way to celebrate. And perhaps become a loyal customer of Kona Blue, I am going to check them out!!

Betty said...

I absolutely love fresh fish, the Big Island and most of all my husband! We were married there 5 years ago, October 28th. We won't be able to celebrate our anniversary there, but I would love to surprise him with a Hawaiian anniversary treat for a special dinner..Mahalo

Maureen said...

I would love to win the Kona Kampachi. I am a personal chef and would love to prepare a new fish for my clients. I have never heard of it and am always looking for new, healthy dishes to prepare.

Helene said...

I know that you can't enter my name because I'm in Canada, but I just want to tell you that I really like your picture.

Jaime said...

the way you've prepared that looks beautiful. it's funny b/c i was just checking out a menu from a local restaurant here and they had kona kampachi on their menu and i was like "kona what?!" - then i looked it up on wikipedia and found out what it was. and now i see your post! how exciting....i would love to try this fish and see what it tastes like...i am always looking for good recipes so i can include more fish in my diet so this would be the perfect opportunity :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

First off, I love your photo.

As for why I want that fish: you mentioned it being suitable for being eaten raw. You'd think I'd have easy access to high quality fish like that down here in Florida...and you'd be wrong. I'd love to experiment with sushi...and on a barely related note, I've got a sexy yellowtail recipe that will go online in about 4 days, if that earns me any brownie (er, suck up) points. ;-)

Tartelette said...

Of all the fishes in the sea, this is one I have not tried yet... and even though we live by the sea this one would have to swim a long while to reach SC shores!!
What a great thing to do for your readers!

robinww, so IN said...

Mmmm. Sounds delicious. I love fish and we are trying to add more to our diet. This would be a wonderful treat.

winlee said...

Would love to try this, we are trying to eat healthier. Thanks!

una donna dolce said...

I've been trying to conquer all of my cooking phobias. I've never made sushi, but this would be the perfect fish to try it with!

Caviar and Codfish said...

I would love to win the kona kampachi because Jim and I are true fish lovers. I've never tried this fish but am certainly willing to try anything once (or, ok, twice or thrice!)

Congrats on getting you recipe up!

Sue said...

I would love to try some Kona Kampachi as I've never been to Hawaii, or had the opportunity to try such an exceptional fish! Hawaii is definitely on my life's wish list of things I HAVE to see/do.
Cooking is something I enjoy doing, and not some chore in my day.

schifgirl said...

I have never tried Kona and would love to experience the flavor. I am always looking for a different fish that the kids would enjoy. They are, also, big sushi eaters.

Jill said...

My husband thinks he doesn't like tuna. Apparently he didn't have a lot of appealing options in Texas. I wish I could serve him some like I had, when I did my internship in Hawaii! Oh, boy, did I eat tuna. I miss it, so it's not a completely unselfish reason. :)

Karen said...

I am perhaps the oldest salmon eater to comment here, and as such I would dearly love to taste Kona Kampachi before I die. Not being maudlin or anything, but it would be something to check off my life list ("Dine on Kona Kampachi received through the mail at least once.") as well as a special treat for my failing taste buds. I would share it with my sashimi/sushi loving sons. Mmmm, I can taste it already. Upstate Karen

Elra said...

Hi Susan,
I'd love to win this fish, please. My whole family love sushi, they've been begging me to make it for them. I guess I just have to wait to see if I can win this.

Merav said...

I would love some because I've never tried it. Though I love fish, my college student budget doesn't always permit buying it! I also don't get enough protein. :(

Thanks!

Megan said...

What a beautiful fish. I've been on a fish taco binge lately and this looks like it would make a great taco!

RecipeGirl said...

I've had Kampachi once and only once, and I'd love to try it again...make it myself... maybe even use your recipe!

Julie said...

ooooh! kampachi ;)

Maria said...

I would love to try this fish! Looks awesome! I love most seafood. I would love to win so I could try it out! THANKS!

Andrea said...

My husband and I are starting to incorporate more fish into our diets. We would LOVE to try some of this fish! It sounds fantastic!

Corey said...

Yummy!

I would love to try to grill one of these bad boys.

Suzanne said...

Wow- a fish that is environmentally sound, mercury free and sustainable - We love fish- we love it raw, we love to cook it, we love eating it- finally a fish that we can enjoy without limitation - I can't wait to try it- I have to win the contest (or drive 50 miles to find it) . Winning this contest would be a thrill- I promise I would create a meal that would be worthy of this wonderful fish.

Brandy said...

My family loves fish. To have a fish that is so healthy would be great. Even my 2 year old loves fish. As much as everyone else who submitted a comment, we would love to win this fish. I think my husband would think he died and went to heaven!

Louise said...

Oh, oh, oh ... the decisions to be made ... sushi for the family? invite friends for one of our famous sushi parties? stuff with local herbs and veggies and smoke it on the grill? I would love to have the difficult, difficult problem of deciding exactly which exquisite preparation to create!

Gigi said...

No one will ever love fish as much as I do - and not only do I love fish, but I love experimenting with new fish - I have never had Kona Kampachi before and it sounds delectable! Sashimi is probably my favorite food out of any other food in the world and eat it twice a week... This obviously does a NUMBER on my wallet, so getting some free would be absolutely amazing and would be savored to the last bite! I am a college student after all - and we all know that college students do not eat well when they are away from home because of budget, etc, so getting something for free would be awesome! Also I have been working really hard these past 4 weeks and have been feeling so stressed out and have gotten no positive feedback. Getting free fish would be the positive feedback I am looking for, for sure!! Thanks for the opportunity to try and win some free Kona Kampachi!
- GiGi

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