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Cooking on Kauai

Nikki | Apr 1, 2009 01:39 PM

I'm heading to Kauai on Sunday - 5 nights in Hanalei and 3 in Poipu. I've searched through and read all the great posts about places to eat and shop for food on the island. Thanks!

I'll have a kitchen at our place in Hanalei and am looking forward to cooking with the great local seafood and produce we'll find there. I'm wondering if anyone has any great advice and (especially) recipes using some of the food items that a mainlander such as myself is not used to.

Alternately, are there any good cookbooks I should pick up before leaving that highlight Hawaiian ingredients?

I'm a pretty competant cook, and rather adventurous. I just want some recipes that will help me do the ingredients justice and incorporate the fruit, vegetables, and seafood of the island. We won't be in Hanalei for the Saturday market, but I plan to make it to the farmers market on Tuesday.

(For the record, I eat / cook seafood and poultry but not pig or cow -- though I would deign to cook some pig for my husband and daughter if it came from a reliable, local source.)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice!

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