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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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Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts with Basil and Hot Chili

Raw peanuts get pressure cooked with a bouquet of beautiful island aromatics, including our Hawaiian hot chilis and fragrant basil, for an irresistible snack served hot or cold.

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Serving Size

about 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

Sift through peanuts and remove any debris then rinse thoroughly.

 

Step 2 

Place all ingredients in the pot of a pressure cooker and cover with water. Weigh down peanuts with oven safe plate or container. Lock pressure cooker lid and set to cook on high for 65 minutes.  

 

Step 3 

Safely release steam valve and allow steam to completely escape before opening pressure cooker.  

 

Step 4 

Drain peanuts and enjoy warm or allow to cool before serving.  

Nutrition per serving:

 

All Recipes > Sauces

Chili Pepper Water

Found in kitchens and restaurants throughout the Hawaiian Islands, this ubiquitous garlic-spiked condiment features the small native chili, also known as Bird’s Beak, which packs a powerful and flavorful punch. Our version is bold and beautiful and not for the faint of heart but feel free to adjust to your liking!  

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

about 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions:

 

Step 1

Coarsely mash the garlic, chilis, and salt with a mortar and pestle or chop by hand. Transfer the mixture to a clean sterilized glass jar or bottle. 

 

Step 2

Bring the water and vinegar to a boil and then pour over the garlic and chili mixture in the jar. Allow to cool fully then transfer to the refrigerator. The longer the chili pepper sits the better it gets, and it will keep in the refrigerator indefinitely. 

Nutrition per serving: 

 

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Basil Stem and Ginger Simple Syrup

Basil stems are full of sweet herbaceous flavor and are heartier than their delicate leaves which make them ideal for a quick infusion such as this dynamic simple syrup featuring fresh ginger and a pinch of salt. An unexpectedly vibrant addition to baked goods, mixed drinks, smoothies, and beyond.  

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

about 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

 

Bring to a boil then remove from the heat and allow to cool before straining. Will keep covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.  

Nutrition per serving: 

 

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Watermelon and Basil ‘Otai

Said to have originated on the Polynesian Island of Tonga, this refreshing watermelon and coconut punch is the perfect pick-me-up after a long day in the Hawaiian sun. Typically made with evaporated or condensed milk, we’ve opted instead for the exceedingly delicious Nature’s Charm Condensed Coconut Milk for just a touch of plant-based cholesterol-free sweetness. That along with a handful of our fragrant sweet basil and a healthy splash of calamansi juice make this Polynesian punch truly delightful.   

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

8 to 10 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

Begin by adding the basil leaves, fresh pineapple, condensed coconut milk, calamansi zest and juice, and salt, to a blender or food processor and gently pulse until combined but still chunky.  

 

Step 2 

In a large bowl, combine the pineapple mixture, grated watermelon, and crushed ice, and stir in the coconut milk. Serve immediately. Alternatively, keep cold in the refrigerator and add ice just before serving.  

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Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat Beer and Basil Shandy

Maui Brewing Co.’s sweet and mellow Pineapple Mana Wheat Beer sets the perfect stage for this vibrant and refreshing summer shandy featuring our sweet herbaceous Genovese Basil, fresh calamansi juice and spicy ginger. 

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

1 serving

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

5 minutes

Ingredients:  

 

Directions: 

 

Step 1 

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh basil, ginger, and calamansi juice.  

 

Step 2 

To the shaker, add the water and simple syrup along with some ice and shake vigorously.  

 

Step 3 

Pour the strained calamansi mixture into a frosty pint glass then top with Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana and serve immediately.  

Nutrition per serving: 

 

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Tropical Basil Smoothie

This refreshing blend of bright herbs, fresh ginger, turmeric, and tropical fruit is effortlessly uplifting. Add the lightest ingredients first for fuss-free blending. 

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

2 servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

5 minutes

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.  

 

Step 2 

Any additional smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer indefinitely. 

Nutrition per serving:

 

Dishes

Bibim Guksu

The fermented Korean chili paste known as Gochujang gives this traditional cold buckwheat noodle salad a sweet, spicy, and deeply savory kick which is offset beautifully by sweet Asian pear and grated carrot, crisp red bell pepper, cool cucumber, and earthy swiss chard.

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients:

 

For the salad: 

 

For the sauce: 

 

To serve: 

 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

Bring a large pot of water to a hard boil and cook the soba noodles, stirring often, until al dente, just about 3 minutes. Quickly strain and rinse in cold water until cool.  

 

Step 2 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled soba with the rest of the salad ingredients. 

 

Step 3 

Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a blender or bowl and mix thoroughly then add to the soba salad and mix and massage the sauce into the salad until well dressed. Chill thoroughly before serving and garnish with thinly sliced radish and shaved scallion if desired. Alternatively, arrange the soba noodles and salad components artfully in a bowl and add the sauce just before serving. 

 

Step 4 

Any remaining soba noodles will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  

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Salads

Plant-Based Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad

Hawaiian-style mac salad but make it healthy with a creamy cashew-based mayo, mustardy mizuna lettuce, juicy-sweet cherry tomatoes, and our signature fruity orange Lana’i peppers.

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients:

 

 

For the vegan “mayo”: 

 

To serve: 

Directions:

 

Step 1 

Cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions in salted water until al dente. 

 

Step 2 

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine the diced onion, grated carrot, orange Lana’i peppers, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Drain cooked pasta and toss in bowl with other ingredients while warm.  

 

Step 3 

To prepare the vegan mayo combine the soaked cashews, miso, Dijon, agave, garlic, salt, and almond milk in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Toss with elbow pasta mixture and either fold in cherry tomatoes and mizuna lettuce or serve as garnish on top. Best serve chilled. 

 

Step 4 

Any remaining mac salad will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

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Blueberry, Almond Butter, and Swiss Chard Smoothie Bowl

This antioxidant and protein rich smoothie bowl is fortified with leafy greens for a substantial and satisfying pre or post-workout power breakfast!

Taylor Pelton

Culinary Solutions

Yield

1 to 2 servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

5 minutes

Ingredients:

 

For the smoothie base:

 

 

To serve:

 

Directions:

 

Step 1

Begin by combining all of the smoothie base ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and smooth.

 

Step 2

Spread smoothie mixture evenly around the base of a bowl and garnish with granola, banana, kiwi, and assorted berries. Serve immediately.

 

Nutrition per serving: