Maui Beach Balls Appetizer
Maui beach balls is one of our most popular appetizer dishes made with fresh mahi mahi, shrimp, pepper jack cheese, rice.... formed into a beach ball with a crispy panko coating and deep fried. You will love these!!
Recipe compliments of Chef Craig Erickson of the Sea House Restaurant in Maui.
Rice, cooked and cooled 4 cups
Mahi, diced fine 4 oz
Shrimp, diced fine 4 oz
Pepperjack Cheese, shredded 1 c
Corn, cut off the cob 2 ears
Scallions, slice across fine ½ cup
Baking powder 1 Tbl
Eggs 4 ea
Kosher salt 1 Tbl
Panko, Japanese bread crumbs 2 cup
Furikake, shredded nori seasoning ½ cup
Place the first 6 ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until combined completely. Add the eggs, salt and baking powder and mix until completely incorporated. In a separate baking pan mix the panko
and Furikake. Portion the mixture in 1 oz balls and roll with your hands to compact, place in the panko mixture and roll until completely coated. Set aside in the refrigerator until needed.
To cook fill a deep sauce pot with 2” of oil and put over a medium high heat until 350 degrees. Place the balls in the oil being careful not to splash yourself or over fill. Allow to cook for 2 minutes until golden brown. Remove with a strainer and place on a paper towel to drain the oil. Hold in the oven at 200 or serve immediately.
Suggested sauces – Sweet chili sauce, Mango mustard, Wasabi vinaigrette, remoulade or your favorite dressing.