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Kimi Werner

Kimi Werner

The ocean has long been a source of sustenance, inspiration and adventure for Kimi Werner. She's a United States National Spearfishing Champion, chef, ocean advocate, filmmaker, and mom. Her daily life is a pure fusion of her talents and passions, rooted in her love for family, foraging, and food.

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Video: How to Make a Poke Bowl with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make a Poke Bowl with Kimi Werner

Poke bowls are a staple form of comfort food in Hawaii. They can be sweet, salty, spicy, or all of the above. Customizing your own poke bowl is what makes them such a treat. The cold fish and hot rice combo demands that this dish is eaten upon serving and the variety of toppings to choose from is...
Video: Kimi Werner Makes Pao Pao Carpaccio

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Video: Kimi Werner Makes Pao Pao Carpaccio

For a little while, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to snag an elusive pao pao for this delicious carpaccio recipe. But I eventually got lucky and stuck a shot on a good one right under my feet...while my camera was off, of course. I hauled the pao pao, also known as a golden trevally, over to my...
Video: Our Favorite Recipe from MeatEater Season 10, Part 2

Recipes

Video: Our Favorite Recipe from MeatEater Season 10, Part 2

This beautiful Tahitian dish, also known as 'ota 'ika, is about as refreshing as food gets. It takes me back to the South Pacific every time I eat it. It’s no wonder Steve called it out as his favorite recipe of Meateater Season 10, Part 2—it's just that special. I made this dish for Steve and Cal...
Video: Kimi Werner's Stuffed Uhu or Parrotfish

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Video: Kimi Werner's Stuffed Uhu or Parrotfish

In MeatEater Season 10, Part 2, I take Steve and Cal out spearfishing for uhu, also known as parrotfish. Stuffed uhu is a classic backyard barbecue dish in Hawaii that incorporates sweet and savory flavors with lap cheong sausage, assorted vegetables, and a mayonnaise-based sauce. After the...
Kimi Werner's Spearfishing Gear Kit

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Kimi Werner's Spearfishing Gear Kit

All nuances aside, there are really two distinct types of spearfishing out there. First, there’s spearfishing in Hawaii. Then, there’s spearfishing everywhere else. Don’t mistake one for the other: Do so and you might find yourself off the coast of Hawaii exhausted, cut up, and frustrated with the...
Video: How to Make Grilled Kala with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make Grilled Kala with Kimi Werner

Kala are known by a few other names. Perhaps you've heard them called "unicornfish," or "cows of the sea" because of their seaweed-grazing capabilities. Anyone who has eaten one probably just knows them as "delicious." In this video, I spear and prepare a whole kala in the easiest, most traditional...
Video: A Guide to Spearfishing with Kimi Werner

Fishing

Video: A Guide to Spearfishing with Kimi Werner

For me, spearfishing is so much more than just a hobby or a passion. I use it to feed myself and my family, to further my love for and deep connection with the ocean, and to constantly challenge myself. It's a way of life. I want to share this knowledge and opportunity for adventure with anyone who...
Video: How to Make Fish Curry with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make Fish Curry with Kimi Werner

Fish curry is my favorite way to make a fish dish that is absolutely loaded with a variety of vegetables and packed with flavor. It's so easy and fast—unless of course you choose to husk, crack, and grate your own coconuts to make hand-squeezed coconut milk, which is exactly what we do in this video...
Video: How to Make Sushi

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Video: How to Make Sushi

A beautiful platter of fresh sushi is always a good idea, but it’s often regarded as restaurant food only to be enjoyed when eating out. In this video, I’m going to show you how to make your own sushi platter from scratch at home. If you catch or have access to fresh fish that can be enjoyed raw...
Video: How to Steam Fish Like a Hawaiian

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Video: How to Steam Fish Like a Hawaiian

Choosing a favorite fish is almost impossible for me because the ocean has such a variety of unique species, and hunting and cooking each one provides different learning opportunities. But here in Hawai'i, one fish does stand out above the rest in both of these departments. Mu always challenges me...