Hee Workshop

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on October 6, 2014

Ka iʻa wale nui o ke Koʻolau ~ The slimy fish of the windward side of Oʻahu.

Ka iʻa mana nui ~ The fish of many divided parts

 – ‘Ōlelo No’eau, Mary Kawena Puku’i

Heʻe, or octopus, has many ʻōlelo noʻeau associated with it probably because of its curious/slimy/elusive nature. It also is a wonderful animal protein valued by our kūpuna and communities today although most people only eat it on special occasions as it requires special lawaiʻa skills.

Join us to learn more about heʻe and how to prepare it as we present a hands-on workshop hosted by our Executive Director, Hiʻilei Kawelo, and the staff of Paepae o Heʻeia on Saturday October 25th from 8:30am – 2pm.

Hi’ilei comes from a family with fishing roots in Koʻolaupoko and it is a treat to be able to learn a practice that has been part of this area and her family for generations.

Participants will learn how to clean, process, and prepare he’e using different methods. You will also learn how to properly cook the he’e, take home a few recipes, and ultimately prepare he’e poisson cru for a tasting.

The cost is $20 per person not including a handling fee for our online registration. The cost includes a t-shirt, lunch, and all the supplies and materials needed for the workshop. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. We are kindly asking that all registrants be aged 16 or older. You can register online at: http://heeworkshop.eventbrite.com

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