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Kauai Recipes

3 Easy Kauai Recipes to Cook in Your Vacation Rental

Make experimenting in the kitchen a part of your vacation this year. The kitchen of your vacation rental home will be the perfect place to try out these three quick and easy Kauai recipes.

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Prep time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 ounces rum
• ¾ oz Blue Curaçao liqueur
• ¾ oz cream of coconut
• 2 oz pineapple juice
• 1 maraschino cherry (for garnish)
• 1 pineapple wedge (for garnish)

Steps to Prepare:

1. How could you come to Hawaii and not have a Blue Hawaiian? Especially when it’s this easy to whip up! Simply fill a mixing glass with ice cubes, then pour in the rum, Blue Curaçao, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. Stir well.

2. Strain into your drinking glass and add the garnishes.

3. For bonus points, add a paper umbrella.

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

Prep time: 10 minutes (+ 2 hours to marinade)

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

• 3 tbsp soy sauce
• 3 tbsp brown sugar
• 2 tbsp sherry
• 1 tbsp sesame oil
• ¼ tsp ground ginger
• ¼ tsp garlic powder
• 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (cut into 2-inch pieces)
• 1 can pineapple chunks, drained (20 oz)
• A pack of wooden skewers

Steps to Prepare:

1. In a glass baking dish, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, sherry, ginger, and garlic powder to make the marinade, then stir in the chicken and pineapple. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Fire up your vacation home’s grill (medium-high heat).

3. Prepare the skewers to cook by threading on the chicken and pineapple. Grill them for 15-20 minutes depending on personal preference, turning them occasionally to cook evenly.

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 tsp salt
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 2 cups white sugar
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 2 cups mashed banana (soft & ripe is best)
• 1 can crushed pineapple, drained (8 oz) 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 cup coconut flakes
• 1 cup maraschino cherries, diced

Steps to Prepare:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two bread pans by greasing them lightly.

2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Mix these very well before adding the next set of ingredients. Then you can throw in the oil, vanilla, eggs, walnuts, banana, pineapple, coconut, and cherries. Stir well, and then pour the batter into the bread pans.

3. Bake for 1 hour, and voila! A Hawaiian dessert that you can enjoy for your whole vacation on the island of Kauai.

Find Your Vacation Rental and Kauai Recipes Today!

When you’re in Kauai, shop local! That’s the best way to experience the food on the island. Head to the official Kauai listing for farmer’s markets—these will be the best places to pick up ingredients for your rental home. Give us a call today at 866-922-5642 to get started on finding the home for you.