Hawaiian Recipes

Best recipes for authentic Hawaiian food. From kalua pig and poke to spam musubi, these recipes are so ono they broke da mouth.

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Chef John's Hawaiian-Style Ahi Poke

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
The technique for making poke is so basic that even the most inexperienced cooks can get something close to what they'd get in a restaurant. But the one catch is you have to use only the freshest possible tuna, even if that means frozen.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
This is a family favorite! Every time I serve this chicken, I get rave reviews! I serve this over coconut rice garnished with green onions. It makes a beautiful presentation. To make coconut rice, simply replace half of the water with coconut milk and cook rice as directed. This recipe makes a lot of marinade. If I am serving more people I will increase the amount of chicken and keep the recipe for the marinade the same. Goes really well with steamed broccoli or edamame.

Sushi Bake

Rating: 4 stars 5
Savory and satisfying, this easy-to-make dish is a local favorite in Hawaii. This is the only dish I bring to parties anymore. Even at a smaller gathering, I get to take home a clean baking dish at the end of the night. Like most casseroles, this dish is very forgiving, so don't sweat it if you can't find an ingredient or aren't sure about the quantities.
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Furikake Snack Mix

Rating: 5 stars 8
A sweet and salty mixture of crispy cereal with sugar and furikake seasoning makes this popular Hawaii snack a crowd-pleaser!

Huli Huli Pineapple Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 36
This Hawaiian BBQ is commonly found at roadside fundraisers. This recipe uses crushed pineapple and brown sugar for caramelized texture and wonderful flavor. And, if you are wondering, 'huli' is the Hawaiian term for 'turn.'

Chef John's Loco Moco

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
Juicy burger patty covered in gravy, topped with a fried egg over rice.

Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers

Rating: 4 stars 1
This recipe is so tasty. Wonderful Hawaiian flavors combine to make a great meal of teriyaki shrimp. I serve the skewers with rice and scallions.

Deconstructed Spam® Musubi

Rating: 5 stars 2
I was craving Spam® musubi. Without a musubi maker/rice press, I improvised with this deconstructed version. I was told this dish is required at all our future potlucks.

Ahi Poke Bowl with Rice Crackers

Rating: 5 stars 2
I first fell in love with yellow fin ahi when I lived in Hawaii. This is a recipe where I take my memories of living there for three years and have combined them into a nice burst of salty soy sauce, fresh lemon juice, and bright fresh tuna.

Maui Banana Cream Tube Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
This cake was created for Reds Espresso Gallery of San Diego, in the Maui test kitchen on Puunoa! It was first made with bananas from the back yard...yummy!

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Hawaiian Poke
Poke delivers the freshness of a sit-down sushi bar with the convenience of take-away fast food.
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