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Avocado Tofu
Added on Jul 14, 2020
1 small block soft tofu (about 7 ounces)
1/2 of a ripe avocado
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon shoyu
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon ichimi togarashi (optional)

Drain and slice the tofu thinly (try to keep the rectangular tofu shape intact while you're slicing). Arrange the tofu on a plate.
Slice the avocado thinly and arrange it right on top of the tofu.
Drizzle the sesame oil and shoyu all over the avocado and tofu. It's optional to sprinkle sesame seeds and the shichimi togarashi on top. Enjoy!

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Aunty Berta’s Famous ‘Ulu Chicken Patties
Added on Jul 10, 2020
12 oz. ‘ulu, fresh or frozen
1/2 c. onion, minced
3 tbsp. garlic, minced
12-14-oz. chicken, canned
1/2 tbsp. Japanese taberayu (or your favorite spice)
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp. flour
Oil for sauteing and frying

If using frozen ?ulu, defrost by steaming for 15 minutes; if fresh, steam for 20 minutes. Once cooled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, set aside. Saute onions and garlic in oil until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and saute for an additional 3 minutes, mix in spice. Add chicken mixture to diced ‘ulu. Mix in egg and flour, let sit for 15 minutes. Form into 3-inch patties. Add oil to non-stick pan and fry until golden, OR bake on parchment paper at 350? for 10 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Enjoy these ‘ono patties in a bun with condiments, on their own, or along with a salad. You can also make vegetarian patties by using chopped veggies in place of chicken.

[Recipe courtesy & Aunty Berta of Keauhou]
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Maui Burgers
Added on Jul 08, 2020
2 lbs lean ground beef
1/4 c soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp nutmeg
8 slices of pineapple fresh or canned
8 hamburger buns
Lettuce leaves

Combine First 9 ingredients (beef through nutmeg). Shape mixture
Into 8 patties. Grill patties over medium heat on barbecue until completely cooked.
Just before patties are cooked , place pineapple slices directly on barbecue. Grill slices until heated through and tinged with grill marks, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve
Patties in bun with pineapple slices and lettuce, with a side of Mac salad or coleslaw.

Mahalo Darlene R., for this recipe!
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Easy Egg Foo Young
Added on Jul 07, 2020
1 medium Tomato
1 Sweet onion
1/2 lbs Bean sprouts
4 Eggs
1/4 C Vegetable oil
1/2 tsp Salt

Dice onion and tomato. Mix with bean sprouts. Saute in oil over medium heat until limp. Beat eggs with salt and pour over cooking bean sprouts. Mix well. Turn and brown slightly or until eggs are done. Enjoy!

**If you'd like, you can also add 1 can of tuna or salmon and add in when sauteing. **
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Ono Salmon Patties
Added on Jul 03, 2020
2 (14.75 ounce) cans salmon, drained and flaked
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup garlic and herb seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup dry potato flakes
2 medium onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil

In a medium bowl, mix salmon, eggs, garlic and herb seasoned dry bread crumbs, dry potato flakes, onion, garlic, dill weed, celery salt, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into balls, and flatten into patties about 1/2 inch thick. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. In batches, cook patties about 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Enjoy.
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