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Kahala Resort's Coconut Shortbread Cookies

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2 Cups - Unsalted Butter
1 Cup - Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
3 1/2 Cups - All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cup - Desiccated Coconut
1 1/2 Cup - Shredded Coconut
1/2 teaspoon - Kosher Salt

  1. Place butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and cream the mixture until light and fluffy.                                                                                                                                                       
  2. Sift the flour through a sifter and combine it with the two coconuts and salt in a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in the mixer. Do not over mix.
  4. Form the dough into a log and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours to become firm.
  5. Cut dough into 2 1/2” inch by 1”inch rectangle at a thickness of 1/2”inch .
  6. Bake the cookies in a preheated 330F on paper lined sheet pan for approximately 12 minutes, until light golden brown.

Yield 2 dozen Cookies

The shortbread cookies are sold at Plumeria Beach House for $20 a box.  On Oahu, order in advance by calling (808) 739.8760


The Kahala Burger

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The Kahala Burger Recipe


Kahala Style Nicoise Salad

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Kahala Style Nicoise Salad

Seared Ahi, Kabocha, Long Beans, Ho Farm Tomatoes,

Olives, Eggs, Cucumber, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yields 5 portions


5 oz                       Seasonal Mixed Greens

10 oz                     Seared Blackened Ahi (Maguro) Sashimi Grade please

15 pcs                    Roasted Baby Tomatoes – 3 pcs each

2.5 oz                     Long Beans or any Green Beans, Blanched & Cut into 1 inch length

3 oz                       Cucumber cut into quarters on the bias

5 oz                       Kabocha cut into Large Dice & Roasted with Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper

5 pcs                      Hard Boiled Eggs – cut into quarters

15-20pcs                 Kalamata or any Cured Olives 3 – 4 pcs per portion

8 oz                       Balsamic Vinaigrette

To taste                 Kosher Salt & Fresh Grind Black Pepper to finish

1 tsp                     Pesto


Coat the Ahi blocks with the Cajun blackened spices & sear in hot pan to order – slice into 3-4 slices – leave on side.  Toss the salad greens with the balsamic vinaigrette – place on room temp plate.  Next toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, Kabocha & beans with the vinaigrette & garnish the salad smartly.  Next place the sliced Ahi & quartered hard boiled eggs smartly & lightly drizzle the pesto, croutons & kosher salt & fresh grind pepper – serve.


Kahala's Coconut Cake

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Coconut Cake


Hoku's Ahi Poke Musubi with Recipe

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Hoku’s Ahi Musubi is the star appetizer!
A softball-sized crunchy pocket of everything you like in a musubi, only better. Cut into fourths, fresh ahi is stuffed into a ball of sushi rice, coated with furikake and quickly deep-fried. 

The result is a creamy, crunchy and somehow, slightly sweet creation that matches perfectly with the Asian remoulade dipping sauce, namasu and sea salad that accompanies the main attraction. View the Recipe....