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Ono Shrimp Pasta
Added on Feb 14, 2018
1 lb angel hair pasta
1½ lbs of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 TBSP coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp paprika
1 TBSP dried parsley
freshly ground black pepper to taste

½ cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise
½ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP of lime juice
⅛ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and drain well. Then place the uncooked shrimp in a medium sized bowl and add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic, pepper. Heat the coconut oil on medium high heat and add the coated uncooked shrimp. Stir constantly while cooking until pink for approx. 7- 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Now, in a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, shrimp and sauce mixture and toss. Garnish with fresh herbs or dried chives or parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy with garlic bread and a nice green salad. YUM!
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Easy Baked Meatballs
Added on Feb 13, 2018
1 lb of lean ground beef.
2 eggs beaten with ½ cup of milk.
½ cup of grated parmesan cheese.
1 cup of panko or breadcrumbs.
3 cloves of garlic.
½ tsp of oregano.
1 tsp of salt.
Freshly ground pepper.
¼ cup of minced fresh basil.

So easy to make! Just mix all the ingredients together and form into golf-ball sized meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake the meatballs in a preheated oven to 350° for 30 minutes. Enjoy with a nice veggie salad, garlic bread and over some spaghetti. Ono!

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Bread Pudding
Added on Feb 12, 2018
1 loaf of Portuguese sweetbread
6 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 & 1/3 cups evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cinnamon and nutmeg (optional, to taste)***
raisins (optional)
chocolate chops (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º degrees. Cut sweetbread into one inch cubes and arrange in a baking or loaf pan. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time until well combined. Add in evaporated milk and vanilla, mixing well. Carefully pour mixture over cubed bread. Bread should be completely covered. Let sit for approximately 30 minutes prior to baking. Bake covered for 40 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven and let your bread pudding rest uncovered for about 30 minutes before serving.

***if adding cinnamon or nutmeg, add to taste & make sure to REALLY mix well before allowing pan to sit for 30 minutes.***
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Kim Chee Patties
Added on Feb 09, 2018
1 lb Hamburger
3 Large eggs
1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Cornstarch
2 tsp Sugar
2 Tbs Shoyu
2 C Chopped kim chee
3 - 4 Green onions (or chives), chopped
Water to desired consistency.
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients except the water. Add enough water to make mixture a little soupy. Drop by large spoonful into oil and fry until crisp. If too thick, add a little more water. If not crispy enough, add a little more cornstarch. Enjoy with rice.
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Kalua Patties
Added on Feb 08, 2018
3 cups steamed and mashed Molokai or Okinawan sweet potatoes
1/4 of a medium sized Maui onion, diced
1 cup kalua pork
Oil for frying

Place mashed sweet potatoes in a large bowl; mix in onions and kalua pork. Form into patties, about 3-inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat; brown patties on both sides. Enjoy!
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