Now that I'm grilling weekly, I wanted to come up with a simple pupu-style dish that I could serve quickly while sitting around the hibachi cooking for my guests. The solution: a grilled pupu-sized sausage served on a grilled jalapeno, sitting on a thin crostini.
Perfectly seared tuna served with crunchy pickled vegetables and a mild miso vinaigrette.
Savory Kahuku Style Shrimp - Another spin of my version of Kahuku North Shore shrimp with a savory Asian twist. Buttery, Garlic, with the savory addition of shoyu and a hint of oyster sauce.
Spam Fried Rice - A simple local style method for making fried rice!
Its that time again, time to start bringing out the game-time and tailgate pupus!! This Shrimp Wrapped Portuguese Sausage is one of my favorites...its easy and delicious!
This recipe takes the basic concept of the California roll stuffed into a taco. They make the perfect appetizer for game time, tailgates and parties. You can serve them as a build-your-own or on tortilla chips as a smaller appetizer.
Spam gau gee or wontons, a uniquely Hawaii appetizer
Using the flavor combinations in this dressing I created this simple marinade that can also be used for the sour cream topping. What can be easier than making a marinade once that is carried through the entire dish?
We are all familliar with corned beef hash patties, this is a simple variation made with Hawaii's favorite canned meat: Spam.
This Shoyu Chicken with Lupcheong is a simple island favorite that is quick and easy to throw together but bursting with asian flavors.
This is a simple recipe for spicy tuna poke..you can control the type of heat and the flavor by the types of chili peppers that you use. Feel free to experiment with different types of chiles as well as flavors and ingredients.
Spam Musubi is probably one of the most popular grab-n-go snack-appetizer-meals in Hawaii and it is truly unique to Hawaii. I know that there really isn't a "recipe" for spam musubi, but there are a lot of people who don't really know how to make it. Take for example my nephew... I get a call one day and he asks ...
If you are looking for something different to try.... this is the one... spicy tuna stuffed into a whole calamar (squid) instead of cutting it into pieces, then rolling it in tempura batter and frying it....
Fish served whole is a symbol of prosperity. In fact, it is customary to serve the whole fish last, pointed toward the guest of honor. Fish also has symbolic significance because the Chinese word for fish, yu, sounds like the word for riches or abundance, and it is believed that eating fish will help your wishes come true in the year to come.
I love making a pot of stew using short ribs. When cooked nice and slow, the short rib has amazing flavor, especially with the bone-in. Give me some hot stew and a bowl or cold poi and I'm set!
Wanna impress your guests? This Shrimp Dynamite Sticks simply yet extravagant display is delicious and easy to make...great for the holidays!!
This Seared Spicy Ahi Poke is simple and ono ...perfect as an appetizer for parties!!
This is a spin on a classic pipikaula recipe which I incorporate shoyu and use shortribs... For those of you who don't know, pipikaula is the Hawaiian version of beef jerkey.
Simple sweet & sour meatball recipe. Can be served as a main course or as an appetizer. I also brown the meatballs ahead of time and throw in a slow cooker with all the sauce ingredients for a party.
Try this healthier version of fried rice..i promise you won't miss a thing!! This Spicy Shrimp Fried Brown Rice recipe is also diabetic friendly!!