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Spicy Romaine Lettuce with Oyster Sauce and Chili Crisp

The versatility of romaine lettuce goes far beyond a Caesar salad. In this recipe, blanched romaine lettuce remains crisp and sweet and stands up beautifully to a super savory garlic-packed oyster sauce. It’s then finished with a healthy dose of spicy chili crisp for a supremely satisfying side dish or entrée served on a bit of steamed rice.

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

4 to 6 Servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients:

 

 

*Chili crisp is a condiment of chili oil and fried garlic found in most Asian and specialty grocery stores.  

 

Directions:

 

Step 1  

Blanch romaine lettuce in a pot of boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, until bright green, then drain and transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Remove from the ice bath and pat dry.  

 

Step 2 

Heat sesame oil in a large pan over medium high heat until very hot. Add garlic and stir constantly until golden brown and aromatic, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the oyster sauce and water and bring to a boil. Reduce until a syrupy glaze has formed, then remove from heat and fold in the blanched romaine. 

 

Step 3 

Turn out pan onto large plate or platter and drizzle liberally with chili crisp as desired. Serve immediately.  

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Fresh Spring Rolls with Baked Tofu and Herbs

Baked tofu, sweet butter leaf lettuce, and a handful of refreshing herbs make these classic spring rolls simple to make and especially satisfying served with sweet and spicy chili and hoisin peanut sauces.

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

8 spring rolls

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients:

 

For the spring rolls: 

 

For the dipping sauce: 

 

To serve: 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

To assemble spring rolls dip rice wrapper in a bowl of cold water until pliable (15 to 30 seconds) then lay out on a damp tea towel. Layer tofu, cucumber, herbs, lettuce, and noodles neatly in the center of the wrapper. Bring the wrapper’s bottom edge up and over the filling and then carefully fold in the sides and roll tightly. If your wrapper tears, simply soak another wrapper until pliable and double wrap.  

 

Step 2 

For the dipping sauce combine the sugar, water, salt, chili, and garlic in a small pot and bring to a boil then remove from the heat and let cool. Once cool, stir in the fresh lime juice and fish sauce (if using).  

 

Step 3 

Prepare a ramekin of hoisin sauce and top with the chopped peanuts (if using). Serve spring rolls immediately and enjoy both sauces as desired. 

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Avocado Toast with Lomi Lomi Salmon

It was only a matter of time before this combination formed a delicious union. Rich with healthy fats, fresh greens, crisp cucumbers, and sesame-savory furikake, this instant brunch classic that will undoubtedly be in heavy rotation until further notice.  

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

1 to 2 servings

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

To assemble your Lomi Lomi Avocado Toast, fan the thinly sliced avocado evenly on top of your toast. Season with salt and a fresh squeeze of lemon. 

 

Step 2 

Next add your mixed greens and then pile on the Lomi Lomi Salmon and top with mini-cucumber slices. Garnish with furikake and serve immediately.  

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Island-Style Pesto

Buttery toasted macadamia nuts, hot Hawaiian chilis, umami shoyu and spicy ginger help re-write the classic pesto into this addictive and distinctly Hawaiian sauce.   

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

about 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

Toast macadamia nuts in a pan over medium heat until golden brown, about 8 minutes. 

 

Step 2 

Add warm macadamia nuts, ginger, garlic, and chilis to a food processor, and pulse until fine, scraping down the sides as needed. 

 

Step 3 

Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well incorporated, scraping down sides as needed. Do not over blend.  

 

Step 4 

Serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

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Hawaiian-Inspired Pesto Egg Sandwich

Pesto eggs, or the trend of gently frying eggs directly in pesto instead of oil or butter, has recently spiked in popularity and rightfully so – it’s completely delicious. Using our juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, spicy wasabi arugula, and a uniquely Hawaiian-flavored pesto (think ginger, shoyu, hot Hawaiian chilis), we’ve created the bold breakfast sandwich of your dreams. And it couldn’t be simpler.  

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

1 sandwich

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

Heat a non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of pesto and spread in a thin and even layer in pan. Crack egg into the pan and lower the heat to medium. Cook to desired doneness then top with grated parmesan (if desired).

 

Step 2 

While eggs are cooking, toast the bread to your liking.  

 

Step 3 

Meanwhile, mix together the remaining tablespoon of pesto with the mayonnaise.  

 

Step 4 

Spread pesto mayonnaise evenly on each slice of bread then add cooked egg, arugula, and tomato. Serve immediately.  

 

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Salmon Poke Lettuce Cups

Pristine cubes of Verlasso salmon are quickly transformed into authentic island poke with the help of bold and beautiful Ohana Flavors Korean Teriyaki, Miso, and Shoyu Poke Sauce, hot Hawaiian chili peppers, and cool and crisp mini-cucumbers and romaine lettuce cups for a light, refreshing and satisfying summer spread.  

Sam Choy

Yield

6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl (except lettuce).  

 

Step 2 

Toss to coat well. 

 

Step 3

Spoon poke into lettuce cups and serve cold. 

Nutrition per serving: 

 

 

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Misoyaki Salmon

Sustainably raised and delicious Verlasso salmon combined with the authentically bold and convenient Ohana Flavors Miso and Shoyu poke sauces make for a quick and vibrant grilled dinner served atop a pile of exceedingly fresh living butter lettuce. 

Sam Choy

Yield

4 to 6 servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

Create a marinade by combining the miso and shoyu poke sauces. 

 

Step 2 

Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish and coat each fillet with the miso marinade. Marinate for 1 hour. 

 

Step 3 

Grill salmon fillets for 4 minutes per side. 

 

Step 4 

 Place on a bed of lettuce and garnish with green onions.

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spicy basil eggplant stir fry
spicy basil eggplant stir fry
spicy basil eggplant stir fry
spicy basil eggplant stir fry
spicy basil eggplant stir fry

Dishes

Spicy Basil Eggplant Stir-Fry

Unctuous and umami oyster sauce gives this Thai-inspired stir fry a rich depth of flavor with minimal preparation and cooking time.  

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

2 to 4 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

In a large mixing bowl combine the eggplant and salt. Transfer to a colander and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse and pat dry. 

 

Step 2 

Meanwhile, preheat a wok or large non-stick pan until very hot and just beginning to smoke. Add coconut oil, ginger, garlic, and chilis, and stir constantly until fragrant, about 1 to 3 minutes. Quickly add the onion, bell pepper, and scallions, and continue to sauté until fragrant and blistered. Add the eggplant and basil and continue to sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until eggplant is blistered and soft.  

 

Step 3 

Add the oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, and brown sugar to the pan and toss until a syrupy sauce has formed. Remove from heat and serve immediately over jasmine rice if desired and garnish with additional fresh basil. 

 

Step 4 

Any remaining stir fry will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

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Dishes

Quick Cucumber Kimchi

This quick curing cucumber kimchi is the perfect summer project for first time fermenters in search of a fresh and spicy side.

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

about 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes (+12 hours if fermenting)

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

In a large mixing bowl add the cucumbers, salt, and sugar and toss to combine. Allow to cure for 15 to 20 minutes and then strain but do not rinse. 

 

Step 2 

Meanwhile, in a food processor combine the gochugaru, minced garlic, fresh ginger, Asian pear, fish sauce, and honey and pulse thoroughly until paste like. Add the chili paste to the strained cucumbers along with the carrots and garlic chives and mix well until everything is thoroughly coated. 

 

Step 3 

Pack the cucumber mixture into a glass jar and tamp down with the back of large spoon or ladle until the mixture is covered in its own released juices. Serve immediately or secure a paper towel around the lid of the jar with a rubber band or clean hair tie and leave the kimchi out at room temperature to ferment for 12 to 24 hours before refrigerating. Enjoy as desired.  

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Lomi Lomi Salmon

No luau would be complete without this quintessential Hawaiian side dish of diced salted salmon, tomatoes, sweet onion, and fresh scallion. Best served as chilled as possible to offset the hot island sun.  

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients:

 

 

*If salted salmon is unavailable, combine 1 pound of fresh salmon (skin removed) with 1/4 cup of salt. Shake off and discard any excess salt and place covered salmon in the refrigerator to cure for 12 to 24 hours depending on how salty you’d like it. Remove from the refrigerator, rinse off salt and pat dry, and small dice.

Directions:

 

Step 1

Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix and massage until well incorporated. Chill thoroughly before serving. 

Nutrition per serving: