DA KITCHEN TERIYAKI SALMON
Da Kitchen’s first location was established in November of 1998 in Kihei, on the Island of Maui. In 2000 we ventured into opening our Kahului location, where we took the typical plate lunch, which is traditionally served in a take out container, to the next level and opened our first full service restaurant. The name Da Kitchen translates from Hawaiian slang/pidgin to “The Kitchen”.
Da Kitchen is well known for its creative diverse cuisine with an emphasis on traditional Hawaiian food. The menu incorporates both traditional classic Local and Hawaiian favorites, which is inspired by the different ethnic groups established in the islands of Hawaii. The owners founded the restaurant with no previous restaurant or culinary experience.
Da Kitchen was also acknowledged as Restaurant Award Winner of the prestigious Ilima Award, Hale Aina Award and Aipono Awards.
We were lucky to get Chef & Partner Les Tomita from Da Kitchen in the Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen to share with us his Teriyaki Salmon recipe.
In a large mixing bowl add soy sauce, sugar, water, garlic and ginger. Mix well. Squeeze half of the orange into the bowl and add remaining orange rinds.
Filet salmon into two 4 ounce pieces.
Pre-heat skillet to medium heat and add 1 tsp canola oil. Lay salmon in pan. Cook salmon for approx. 4 minutes on medium heat. Flip salmon and add 2 ounces of teriyaki sauce. Allow sauce to reduce and turn down heat. Cook salmon until desired temperature is achieved.
Lay Napa cabbage on plate, place salmon on top and garnish with orange slice.