Top 3 Extremely Easy to Cook Hawaiian Appetizers with Tropical Recipes

Exotic spices and rich aroma makes Hawaiian recipes a delight for food lovers from around the world. Hawaiian cooking is fun. Here we are going to tell you top 3 extremely easy to cook Hawaiian appetizers with tropical recipes.

1.  Ham and Cheese Party Rolls:

The love for maple syrups and slimy texture makes this Hawaiian recipe one of the most relishing appetisers available and savouredacross beach shacks as well as on streets. The Hot and Cheese Party Rolls are rolled up with Swiss cheese and Queso Fresco cheese. An obvious connection with the Mexican cuisine, these rolls are prepared in cinnamon bun style.

Ham and Cheese Party Rolls
Key ingredients:

Deli Ham
Worcestershire sauce
Dijon mustard
Poppy seeds
Butter and cheese
Garlic buns

Hawaiian Ham and cheese party rolls can be filled with salami, sesame seeds and then fried in lard.

How to serve:

The ham and cheese party rolls can be buttered with regular condiments and toasted, and then served with vegetables. You may explore different ham and cheese sandwiches as well using Italian Panini breads- ciabatta, michetta and baguette.

2.  Honey Garlic Shrimp and Crab Skillets:

A creamy and sweet craving appetiser, the shrimp and crab meat makes a sensational pair, even as the condiments and herbs are baked in cheesy and gooey presence of honey, garlic and mozzarella. In less than 15 minutes of cooking time, the skillets are ready to pop out onto the platter, ready to be dished with fresh coriander and mint leaves. For fruity touch, add a dash of kiwi fruit and pineapple extracts.

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Crab Skillets
How to serve:

Perfect for luau celebrations and Christmas, the appetiser recipe can be tried with tarts, tortillas and garlic Hawaiian breads and nut breads.

3.  Fresh Pineapple Salsa Slaw:

Relish this fresh and dazzling combination of vegetables and pineapple like never before. Toss up your choicest of veggies like cabbage, carrots, shallots, asparagus, cucumber, chunks of tomatoes and parsley, the slimy texture has a crunchy bite to it, thanks to the addition of sesame seeds, fennel seeds and ginger soy vinaigrette.

Fresh Pineapple Salsa Slaw
Special ingredients:

Pepper corn
Fresh cilantro
Orange peel
Hawaiian salt and olive oil

How to serve:

Served with chips and baked wraps, the salsa slaw can also be used as a delightful topping over meat recipes, doubling up as a potent Mexicana street food.

4.  As paragus Kale Soup:

A very unlikely combination considering the sluggish fan-following for vegan recipes, the Asparagus Kale Soup is a super healthy appetiser for Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Cooked up using a heady mixture of potatoes, asparagus, yam, celery, carrots, tomatoes, coconut milk, sea weed and kale, it is an enticing broth combination served with croissants and toasts.

As paragus Kale Soup
Special ingredients:

Macadamia nuts
Hawaiian salt
Oats/ almonds

How to serve:

The soup goes well with baked beans and garlic clove buns. Buttered with the rich mayonnaise and cheese layers, the toasts taste heavenly when glaze with honey and pineapple syrup.



Easy Meatloaf Mashed Potato Casserole

This is my quick and easy version of Sheppards pie – its basically an easy meatloaf recipe with creamy mashed potatoes on the top.  The potatoes are nice and creamy with a crispy crust – classic comfort food!

Easy Meatloaf Mashed Potato Casserole


  • 1.5 – 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 packet lipton onion soup mix (dry mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 russett potatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas (optional) *defrost peas

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup cream (to your preference)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Process:

Boil potatoes with just enough water to cover.  Once cooked, skin potatoes and mash in a bowl.  Add butter, cream, salt and pepper.  You can adjust the amount of milk to achieve consistency to your preference.  Just ensure that the potatoes aren’t runny.

In bowl, mix ground beef, onion soup mix, peas (optional) and eggs.  Mix well and flatten into a 8×6″ or 8″ x 8″ pan.  For best results, use a ceramic pan.

Layer mashed potatoes over meatloaf mixture and cook at 350 for 1 hour.

*Note – If you are using a metal pan, it may take up to 20 minutes longer to cook.

Goes well with Killer Brown Gravy!!

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Brother Nolands Manini Soup

Brother Noland takes us “back to the bush” on the set of Cooking Hawaiian Style making his manini soup.

Brother Nolands Manini Soup


  • 1 or 2 manini
  • 1 cluster of garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, rough chopped
  • 2″ piece fresh ginger, crushed
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4-6 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Process:

Remove entrails from fish. There is no need to scale manini fish, the skin has a sandpaper like texture instead of scales . Rinse and clean fish and set aside. Fill medium sized pot with water, add all ingredients and slowly bring to boil. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Hawaiian Classics: Top 4 Hawaiian Dessert Recipes for Special Occasions

In Hawaiian desserts, you would never miss the flavour of coconut and the crunchy bite of the macadamia nuts. Both are used abundantly and still deeply revered. With all that love for the nuts, how about creating magic on special occasions with some really savouring recipes using macadamia!

Here are top 4 Hawaiian dessert recipes for special occasions like Christmas, New Year, and Easter… For birthdays and parties, we have something in store for you as you read on.

1.  Vanilla Cream Pie:

An energetic pie recipe that has the goodness of nuts and the vigour of milk and cream, Vanilla Cream Pie is the most extravagant dessert recipes in the Hawaii culture. All you need is a few chopped nuts, vanilla extract, some flavoursome fruits, eggs and cream.

Vanilla Cream Pie
Topped with caramelised sugar and coconuts, the pie is a humble delight on weekends and party occasions, especially for kids who savour them up like candies.

2.  Carrot muffins:

Rave your guests on holidays, diner, lau and other special events with a hot and simmering platter of carrot muffins. Unlike the colder desserts, carrot muffin tastes amazing when serve hot with oodles of caramelised sugar and cream dripping from the top, much like the Swiss Alps.

Carrot muffins
The exclusive ingredients you need for carrot muffins are some smoothly minced carrots, chopped macadamia nuts, eggs, crushed pineapple and apples, cinnamon and baking soda. A dash of saffron and red wine won’t do any harm either.

In 20-30 minutes of baking at 400 degrees in an oven, the carrot muffins are ready to serve… But hey! Don’t forget to decorate the muffin with some confetti, chocolate chips, butterscotch cream and of course, Mint leaves.

3.  Hawaiian Nut Bread:

The Italians have their pizza, and the Indians have their roti… When it comes to Hawaiian recipes, the nut bread is the most influential element competing with the multi-purpose food items. And here too, macadamia nuts take part in a playful role. Baked like the regular flour bread, the nuts are pressed between the folds of the batter, at 350 degrees. Depending on the kind of flavour you seek, add pineapple juice, fresh lime, coconut water, or even mango pulp into the batter to create a real fruity aroma.

Hawaiian Nut Bread

You have a winner in your side with the Hawaiian Nut Breads when served with luscious chocolates and cookies.

4.  Chocolate nut cookies:

After a spicy ordeal with the Chilli Samoan crabs and peppered shrimp BBQs, it is time to relish on something sweet and crunchy. Chocolate nut cookies are perfect items of satisfaction when served with white wine.

Brown sugar and caramelised sugar is used along with eggs and vinegar to create a lusty combination of nutrition and dramatic flavours. Churned from the valleys of aroma, sprinkling a few drops of rose water and cinnamon powder does wonders to what would otherwise seem like a regular oats grain cookie.

Chocolate nut cookies

With so much to explore, these 4 recipes will prove to be blessing on festive occasions. Don’t miss out on the décor and serving or toppings either.


Green Tea Ocean Salad Recipe

On my travels back to Hilo we were blessed with a similar salad and it got me going to create this version using green tea somen noodles. The green tea noodles adds depth in flavor and a different twist to your favorite and similar potluck creations.

Green Tea Ocean Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Ready In: 35 minutes


  • 1 package prepared green tea noodles
  • 3 leaves of lettuce, chopped
  • 1 small container ocean salad, prepared*
  • 1 cup imitation crab, chopped
  • 1 block kamaboko, chopped
  • 3 eggs, omelet style, cut into strips
  • ¼ cup teagu, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup nori, shredded
  • 1 somen style sauce/Asian dressing

Cooking Process:

In 9″ x13″ pan, layer ingredient sstarting with noodles, then lettuce, ocean vegetables etc. until all ingredients have been added. Drizzle with your favorite Asian dressing or your favorite somen sauce. Sprinkle with shredded nori.

Note: You can also find dried ocean salad mix online. To use, just add water to re-constitute and use in recipe as directed.

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Top 4 Delightful Party Hawaiian Recipes

Hawaiian recipes are quick to prepare and they are served in minutes as well. Easy on the eyes, and delightful in taste, there are more than 1500 distinct Hawaiian recipes that attribute their existence to cross cultural exchange in culinary skills.

For its quick cooking time, Hawaiian recipes are most sought after party items. Be it a group picnic, cocktail appetiser party or a full own formal main course, here are four mouth watering Hawaiian recipes for the party outing.

1.  Wasabi Salmon In Nori Wraps:

Nori is the edible seaweed algae found extensively in the shallow ocean around Hawaii and Honolulu. Considered the Ocean Spinach, the seaweed algae is the most prominent side dish for any party. It is a delicious item with none of its leafy grains or the salty texture coming in the way of a sumptuous meal.

Wrapped around salmon fillets, it is a step ahead from the traditional wasabi or sushi. With preparation time of just 15 minutes, you can munch on the herb-filled wrap, topped with best of thyme, mint, parsley and basil.

Wasabi Salmon In Nori Wraps
Served with mustard sauce and mayonnaise, Wasabi salmon in nori wraps is a dippy affair when sided with crab and shrimp sauce.

2.  Chicken chilli on Mochiko:

Love for boneless meat is evident in the way Hawaiians cook their stuff. The thigh portion is cut into biteable pieces and dipped in corn starch for few minutes. Left into Canola oil for a deep fry, the Mochiko gives the recipe a crusty flavour. Sometimes, nori is wrapped like a noodle and filled with paste of garlic, ginger and onion.

Chicken chilli on Mochiko

Chilli sauce is then poured over the deep fried chicken and garnished with mint and cheese gratings.

3.  Boneless Chicken Lollipops with Daiquiri Dip:

The same recipe is given an appetising appeal by bringing in the other parts of the chicken meat. The boneless parts are grilled and placed on the skewer. The chicken lollipops and chicken wings are marinated with coconut cream, pineapple liqueur and honey sauce.

Boneless Chicken Lollipops with Daiquiri Dip
The dip sauce consist of red chilli paste, coriander paste and shrimp paste, thickened with cream of coconut and glazed to pink shade by adding the home-blended daiquiri extract.

4.  Fish cake patties with Shrimp sauce:

Yummy bites of shrimps, lobsters, crab meat and shell fish are perfect for quick party meals. The regular fish fillets are used to wrap the meat of the crunchy molluscs and crab flesh. The use of macadamia nuts and apricot makes the filling even more enticing. Shaped in different cuts, Fish patties is decked with parsley, spring onions, Maui onions, tomatoes and of course, yam.

Fish cake patties with Shrimp sauce
For those who love to wish to taste the recipes from Cholesterol Hall of Fame, these fish fillets are again wrapped with a blanked of Sunshine Egg Yellows and maple syrup.

Fishes used in the recipe are salmon, tuna, mackerel, eel, cod and milkfish.

Heavily influenced by the Polynesian food habits and Oriental style of cooking, Hawaiian food culture is all about smoothness, texture and of course, coconuts!

Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi with Soy Shiso Ginger Butter Sauce

Mahi mahi fillets are encrusted with black and white sesame seeds, and pan seared. The sauce is rich and creamy, and flavored with soy, ginger, shallots, and shiso (a Japanese herb related to basil and mint). Use either as a substitute, they work perfectly well.

Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi

Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi


  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 shiso leaves
  • coarse kosher salt
  • ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons black sesame seeds

Cooking Process:

  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine shallots, ginger, lemon juice, and white wine. Cook until liquid is reduced to approximately 2 tablespoons. Stir in heavy cream, and bring to light boil. Reduce cream by half; do not burn. Stir in soy sauce, then transfer to blender. Blend on low while slowly adding butter, a few cubes at a time, until all of the butter is emulsified. Roughly chop or tear shiso, add to sauce, and blend for about 10 more seconds. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Keep sauce warm.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over high heat. Season both sides of the fillets with kosher salt and white pepper. Mix together white and black sesame seeds, and place in a plate or flat dish. Press the TOP side only of each fillet into the mixture, and press seeds into fish so it sticks. Make sure that the crusted sides are evenly crusted with the seeds. When oil is smoking, add fish, sesame seed side down to pan, and be careful of oil splatters. Pan sear fish for about 30 to 45 seconds per side. Place pan into oven, or transfer fish to baking sheet, and cook in oven for about 5 to 6 minutes. Serve sesame crust side up with ginger butter sauce.

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