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Monday, March 30, 2020

BEEF BROCCOLI

 BEEF BROCCOLI
DINNER AT HOME

My Wife made this delicious Beef Broccoli dinner which was better than most restaurants.
Click link below to view previous post and recipe for Beef Broccoli;
BEEF BROCCOLI 
HOMEMADE BEEF BROCCOLI IS READY TO SERVE

CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP

 CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP
DINNER AT HOME

Had less than half of a Rotisserie Chicken left and decided to make Chicken Soup.  Started by sautéing onion, shallots, garlic, carrots and celery in a little olive oil.  Placed the entire chicken carcus with meat and skin in the pot with vegetables and covered with chicken stock.  Brought it to a boil and then turned the heat down and simmered for about half an hour.  Removed the chicken and cooled.  Pulled all the chicken off the bones and shredded.  Also removed skin and threw it away.  Put all the chicken back in the pot and turned heat up to a boil.  Added four tablespoons of Better than Bouillon Chicken Base and  half a cup of Wild Rice, salt, pepper and thyme.   Turned down heat and simmered until rice cooked.  Probably one of the best Chicken Soups I have had in years.

CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP

Sunday, March 29, 2020

SHREDDED CHICKEN AND EGG BREAKFAST TACOS

 SHREDDED CHICKEN AND EGG BREAKFAST TACOS
BREAKFAST AT HOME

Woke up thinking of making Breakfast Burritos but found out that we only had corn tortillas.  Decided to make Breakfast Tacos instead.  Used the leftover shredded chicken that I marinated in Mexican tomatoes.  Mixed it with two scrambled eggs and heated.  Warmed the Corn Tortillas on a flattop grill and then layered them with Refried Beans, Chicken, Lettuce, Cheese, Pico de Gallo and Cilantro.  Oh and a bunch of hot sauce.  

SHREDDED CHICKEN AND EGG BREAKAST TACOS


GRILLED MONCHONG

 GRILLED MONCHONG
DINNER AT HOME

This simple and delicious fresh fish dinner was under $10 total for our family of three.  The super fresh Monchong has a mild flavor and needs a sauce.  I used some Lomi Salmon that we had in the refrigerator.  Usually make a white wine and butter sauce but my Wife and Daughter love Lomi Salmon and I wanted to use up what we had in the fridge.  Delicious!
Click link below to view more posts on Monchong;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2015/04/grilled-monchong-with-garlic-cream-sauce.html

GRILLED MONCHONG
FRESH MONCHONG

Saturday, March 28, 2020

FRESH AHI POKE BOWL

FRESH AHI POKE BOWL
DINNER AT HOME

With fresh fish in Hawaii being at all time low prices due to restaurants and hotels being closed, I picked up an amazing piece of fresh Ahi for around $10.  Made some darn good Poke.

AHI POKE BOWL
FRESH AHI
CUT IN SMALL CUBES
HYDRATED SOME OGO SEAWEED
ADDED LOTS OF RED ONION AND HAWAIIAN SEA SALT
ADDED SEA SALAD
ADDED GREEN ONION, TOASTED SESAME SEEDS, AVOCADO AND SOY SAUCE

Friday, March 27, 2020

FRESH FISH SANDWICH

 FRESH FISH SANDWICH
LUNCH AT HOME

There is a glut of fish on the market in Hawaii.  With restaurants and hotels closed due to COVID-19, fish prices have dropped dramatically and the markets are filled with a great selection.  I bought some super fresh Monchong and made one of the best Fish Sandwiches I have ever tasted.  Grilled the fish and served it on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and a homemade tarter sauce.  

FRESH FISH SANDWICH

 SO DELICIOUS I MADE ANOTHER ONE THE NEXT DAY AND ADDED AVOCADO

THIS IS THE BEST FISH SANDWICH EVER

SWEET AND SOUR PORK

 SWEET AND SOUR PORK
DINNER AT HOME

My Wife makes the best Sweet and Sour Pork.  The Pork is plump, moist and flavorful unlike the dry heavily breaded stuff you get in most Chinese restaurants.  She uses fresh Hawaii pineapple and makes a slightly sweet sauce that is not heavy.  Its like a more healthy version of Sweet and Sour Pork and I absolutely love it.

SWEET AND SOUR PORK

Thursday, March 26, 2020

KAHAI STREET KITCHEN

KAHAI STREET KITCHEN
946 COOLIDGE STREET
HONOLULU, HI 96826
808-845-0320
HOURS:  Tuesday thru Friday 10:30AM - 7:30PM / Saturday 7:30AM - 2PM
                 Closed Sunday and Monday

Kahai Street Kitchen is one of my favorite and go to restaurants in Hawaii.  I have eaten here for years and they have catered many events for my company and personal parties.  Love their food, ownership team and employees.  Really special people that work hard and always give their best.  With many restaurants struggling due to Covid-19, I decided to buy lunch once a week for my entire company from a local restaurant so I can give back.  Of course Kahai Street was at the top of my list of restaurants so on this day I picked up 30 plates of Beef Stroganoff which was the Daily Special.  

30 PLATES OF BEEF STROGANOFF FROM KAHAI STREET KITCHEN
BEEF STROGANOFF

ONO KOREAN BBQ

ONO KOREAN BBQ
1210 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI 96817
808-842-1110
HOURS:  Daily 10AM - 9PM / Sunday 10AM - 7PM
www.yelp.com/biz/ono-korean-bbq-honolulu-2
www.facebook.com/pages/Ono-Korean-Bbq/303208379860299

Another delicious visit to Ono Korean BBQ.  Spicy Chicken/Spicy Pork Combination with Korean Glass Noodles, Daikon, Cucumbers and Kim Che.  As usual, I could only eat less than half of this $13 lunch so the rest went home for dinner.  Ono does Korean BBQ right and I love their vegetables.

SPICY CHICKEN/SPICY PORK COMBINATION PLATE



CHICKEN AND BEAN TOSTADA

CHICKEN AND BEAN TOSTADA
DINNER AT HOME

Damn...this was good.  Used Rotisserie Chicken that I shredded and mixed with sautéed onions, jalapeños and a can of Mexican Style Tomatoes.  Let it simmer for an hour and crush up the tomatoes really good.  In another saucepan I sautéed lots of onions and jalapeños and then added a can of Spicy Refried Beans.  Mixed and simmered until the beans were warm and creamy.  Layered the beans first, then the chicken, hot sauce, lettuce, cheese Pico de Gallo and topped with Avocado.  Probably one of my favorite Tostadas ever.  Use the pre-cooked Tostadas so you don't have to use oil and fry.  

CHICKEN AND BEAN TOSTADA

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

RACK OF LAMB

RACK OF LAMB
DINNER AT HOME

Enjoyed a delicious herb crusted Rack of Lamb at home.  My Wife put this dinner together in less than an hour and believe me it was incredible.  Brushed the Rack with Olive Oil and then seared all sides in a skillet.  Crusted the Lamb with dijon mustard, bread crumbs, minced garlic, rosemary from our back yard and salt/pepper.  Placed in oven and cooked for around 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.  The Brussels Sprouts were cooked in an Air Fryer and garnished with Parmesan Cheese and Pancetta.  

HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB
HERB CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH PARMESAN AND PANCETTA


Sunday, March 22, 2020

THE DREW BURGER

THE DREW BURGER
LUNCH AT HOME

Next to an In N' Out Burger, I will take my Drew Burger over any other burger.  I modeled my burger after In N' Out and even layer the ingredients like they do.  My sauce is similar (ketchup, mayo and sweet pickle relish) and I lightly butter and toast the bun.  The key to the Drew Burger is the beef.  I only use the Sams Club 1/3 pound Angus Beef Patties.  Cook on grille and make sure you salt and pepper both sides liberally.  Make this burger exactly as shown and you will love it!

THE DREW BURGER

DREW'S FRIED RICE

DREW'S FRIED RICE
BREAKFAST AT HOME

Our entire family loves a good Fried Rice and before today, the Side Street Inn was our "go to" place for our favorite Fried Rice.  I searched the internet and viewed several recipes and then came up with my own version.  This is as good as Side Street Inn and delicious.  You can use whatever meats you have.  I had a Pork Loin and some Portuguese Sausage in the refrigerator so that is what I used.  Would have like to have added Spam, Char Sui and Ham if we had some.  I didn't have any Green Onions or I would have added them at the end for color and flavor.  Used rice that was a few days old and kept in the refrigerator.  You want to use cold rice for this recipe.  

DREW'S FRIED RICE 2.0 WITH PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE, PORK CHOP, CHAR SIU AND SPAM

FRIED RICE WITH EGG AND BACON BREAKFAST

FRIED RICE WITH EGG
SCRAMBLED THREE EGGS
SET EGGS ASIDE
COOKED PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE  
CHOPPED CARROTS, ONION AND GARLIC
ADDED THE CARROTS, ONIONS AND GARLIC 
FROZEN PEAS THAT WERE THAWED 
ADDED THE PEAS, SALT AND PEPPER
CHOPPED UP THIS PORK LOIN FOR THE RICE
ADDED THE COOKED PORK
PUT BUTTER IN PAN AND THEN ADD THE RICE
STIR AT HIGH HEAT
ADDED SOY SAUCE AND OYSTER SAUCE
MIX WELL AND FRY IT UP 
DREW'S FRIED RICE IS DELICIOUS
ANOTHER BATCH WITH KIMCHI AND SPICY PORK FROM LEFTOVER KOREAN BBQ
PRIME RIB FRIED RICE MADE WITH SOME LEFTOVER PRIME RIB


 HERE IS HOW I DO IT


 THIS BATCH WITH PORK CHOP, SPAM, CHAR SIU, PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE AND SPAM

ALWAYS USE RICE THAT IS DAY OLD AND LEFT IN REFRIGERATOR FOR A DAY.
ANOTHER GREAT BATCH OF FRIED RICE - THIS RECIPE IS THE BEST!


GIOVANNI'S GARLIC SHRIMP AND RICE

GARLIC SHRIMP AND RICE
DINNER AT HOME

Took us years to duplicate the great Giovanni's Original Shrimp Truck recipe at home. Now my Wife has it down solid and we get to enjoy the taste of the North Shore at home.  The key to making this right is you must have the real Giovanni's Hot Sauce.  What I do is every time we visit the truck, I tip the cashier for extra hot sauce.  We keep it in the refrigerator and use it when we make this recipe.
This batch was made with fresh Kauai Shrimp that were so sweet.  A family favorite dinner!
Want everyone to enjoy this great shrimp recipe so here is our version of Giovanni's Shrimp;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2019/11/giovannis-garlic-shrimp-recipe.html

GIOVANNI'S GARLIC SHRIMP AND RICE

Saturday, March 21, 2020

DREWS BACON, LETTUCE, TOMATO, EGG AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

 DREW'S BLTEA
BREAKFAST AT HOME

I thought my Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Egg Sandwich was the bomb but then I added Avocado and  bam the bomb.com!  What a delicious sandwich.

BACON, LETTUCE, TOMATO, EGG AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

SHRIMP TEMPURA TACOS

SHRIMP TEMPURA TACOS
DINNER AT HOME

Shrimp Tempura Tacos are so good that they have become a family favorite.  Make these and I guarantee you will love them too!

SHRIMP TEMPURA, CABBAGE, CHEESE, PICO DE GALO, AVOCADO, WHITE SAUCE,
HOT SAUCE, TEMPURA SAUCE AND AVOCADO
SHRIMP TEMPURA TACOS 

ALWAYS A FAMILY FAVORITE