Furikake Crusted Tofu

Furikake-Crusted-Tofu

Servings: 6 Servings
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
42 ouncestofu (firm)
1 tablespoonwasabi paste
salt
pepper
1⁄4 cupall-purpose flour
3 eggs
8 Diamond Bakery Furikake Crackers
1⁄2 cuppanko
4 tablespoonsnori komi furikake rice seasoning
1 teaspoonnanami togarashi (Japanese 7 spice assorted chili pepper)
1 cupcanola oil

Instructions
Cut the tofu into a total of 12 equal pieces.

Drain the tofu on paper towels to absorb moisture. Coat the tofu with wasabi paste, salt & pepper to taste. Next begin preparing stations to crust the tofu by placing the flour into a bowl. Place eggs into a separate bowl and blend together well. Then, place furikake crackers into a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs, or coating consistency. Combine the crackers crumbs, panko, nori komi furikake and nanami togarashi into a large bowl and stir together.

To coat the tofu, roll it into the flour, then into the egg wash. Lastly, coat tofu slices well with crumb mixture on each side for the crust. Heat canola oil in a frying pan on medium high heat and pan fry tofu for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

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Balsamic Spring Lamb

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Servings: 7 Servings
Cooking Time: 6 hours

Ingredients
1 cupbalsamic vinegar
1⁄2 cuplow sodium soy sauce
1 ouncepacket ranch dressing mix
1⁄2 cupolive oil
2 teaspoonsred pepper (crushed)
1 tablespoongarlic (minced)
1 tablespoondried oregano
3 tablespoonsDijon mustard
1 small red onion (small diced)
2 teaspoonssalt
2 teaspoonspepper
4 1⁄2 poundsboneless leg of lamb

Instructions
Prepare marinade by placing balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, ranch dressing mix, olive oil, red pepper, garlic, oregano, dijon mustard, red onion, salt and pepper into a large bowl and mix together well. Remove the netting around the lamb and set aside (do not discard). Unroll the lamb and lay it fl at in the marinade. Let lamb marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Once marinated, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Take lamb out of the marinade (reserve marinade) and roll back into roast shape and reapply the netting to help it keep its shape while baking. Place lamb onto a baking dish and pour reserved marinade over lamb. Bake in the oven for 2 to 2½ hours or until desired doneness.

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Steak Poke

Servings: 6

Ingredients
4 ouncesNew York steaks
salt
pepper
2 cupsgrape tomatoes (cut in half)
1 red onion (small, sliced thin)
2 clovesgarlic (minced)
2⁄3 cupssoy sauce (regular or low sodium)
2 tablespoonsrice wine vinegar
2 tablespoonsTabasco (optional)
1 bunchcilantro (roughly chopped)

Instructions
Season the steaks on each side with salt and pepper. Grill or pan sear steak on high heat to desired doneness. Allow the steaks to rest for 10 minutes.
Dice the steaks into large chunks or poke size pieces trimming off excess fat. Place into a medium size mixing bowl along with the tomatoes, onion, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Tabasco, if using, and cilantro; toss together.
Serve with steamed rice and a salad of fresh greens for an easy dinner.

Steak-Poke

Kimchi Turkey Patties

Servings: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
2 cupsEnglish or Japanese cucumbers
1 cupgrape tomatoes (cut in half)
2 tablespoonssesame oil
2 tablespoonsfish sauce
2 tablespoonsrice vinegar
1 1⁄2 cupcilantro (roughly chopped, divided)
16 ouncesground turkey (lean)
1 tablespoongarlic (minced)
1 tablespoonginger (minced)
1⁄2 cupred onion (small, diced)
1⁄2 cupprepared kimchi (squeeze out extra water, small diced)
2 tablespoonskimchi base
1 egg
1 cuppanko
1 tablespoonSraracha (optional)
cooking spray
Srarcha mayo

Instructions
For the patties, place the turkey, garlic, ginger, red onion, half of cilantro, kimchi, kimchi base, egg, panko and Sriracha (optional) into a large bowl and mix well. Form into 6 patties and place onto a baking sheet prepped with non-stick spray.
Preheat grill to high heat.
To make cucumber and tomato relish, slice cucumbers thinly into a small bowl and mix well with grape tomatoes, sesame oil, fish sauce, vinegar and the remaining cilantro.
Grill patties 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
To assemble, add desired amount of Sriracha mayo on top of each patty and top with the relish. Enjoy these delicious turkey patties with a salad for a healthy meal.
Suggested Beverage Pairing: Kona Brewing Company Beer Wailua Wheat

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Cedar Plank Grilled Sweet Chili Salmon

Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
1 large cedar grilling plank (14 inches or 2 smaller ones, optional)
6 pieces fresh or frozen salmon fillets (4 to 5 oz. each, skinless & boneless)
1 cup sweet chili sauce
3 tablespoons tempura sauce
1⁄2 cup cilantro (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
3 lemons (cut into thin rounds, 1/4 inch thick)

Instructions
If using, prepare the cedar plank by fully submerging it in water for at least 2 hours.
Place salmon filets into a shallow pan.
Mix the sweet chili sauce, tempura sauce, cilantro, garlic, and ginger together into a bowl. Pour the mixture over the salmon and marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.
Remove cedar plank from water and arrange lemon slices to cover the top of the plank. Once complete place salmon on top and pour the extra marinate. Preheat the gas grill to medium high heat. Place planks onto the grill for 12 to 15 minutes until salmon is cooked.
If not using cedar planks, grill the salmon on each side for 3 to 4 minutes or roast in the oven at 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve on the plank with your favorite side dishes for a summer BBQ.
Suggested Beverage Pairing: Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc

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Corn Beef, Cabbage & Potato Quiche

Serves: 4-6 People
Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:
1 frozen deep-dish pie crust (9 inch), unbaked
1 cup cooked corn beef, fat removed, small diced
1 cup shredded hash brown (Simply Potato Brand)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, small diced
2 cups cabbage, small diced
1 cups loosely packed Swiss cheese, shredded
1 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
6 eggs
½ cup half & half
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a medium size skillet over high heat add oil, garlic, onions and cabbage cook about 5 minutes until tender, remove from heat and let cool. In a medium size-mixing bowl add corn beef, hash browns, Swiss cheese, Dijon, cooled cooked cabbage mixture, salt & pepper. Mix together well and spread out evenly on the bottom of the piecrust
In medium bowl add eggs, half & half and chives whisk until well blended. Pour over corn beef mixture Place on baking sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting to serve.

Corn Beef, Cabbage & Potato Quiche

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Kona Coffee Infused Soba Noodle Salad

Serves: 4-6 People
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
Sesame Vinaigrette Ingredients
1/3 cup Kikkoman memmi noodle soup base
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon Tabasco
2 teaspoon ginger, grated
2 teaspoon garlic, grated

Soba Noodle Salad
12 cups Kona Sun 100% Kona Coffee, strong brewed
1 pack 8 ounces buckwheat soba
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups Napa cabbage, finely shredded
1 cup red cabbage, finely shredded
1 cup diakon, julienne cut
1 cup carrots, julienne cut
1 cup celery, thinly sliced on the bias
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup cilantro, chopped
3 scallions, thinly sliced

Directions:

In a large pot bring brewed coffee and salt to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once noodles are al dente remove from heat and drain. Next run noodles under cold water to cool them down quickly and make sure to drain well.

To make the vinaigrette whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl and add the vegetables, soba noodles, cilantro and scallions. Toss the ingredients together and serve cold.

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Moroccan Chicken

Serves: 6-8 People
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
8 pieces whole legs, legs and thigh
1 small  white onion, small dice
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
5 bay leaves
1 pound package of carrots, pealed and cut into 1 inch pieces
5 celery stocks, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounce package of fresh okra, remove stems and cut into half
6 ounce package of dried Mediterranean apricots
1 cup of Greek olives, remove pit
½ cup of died raisins

Sauce Ingredients
2 14.5 ounce cans of tomato sauce
1 14.5 ounce can of chicken broth
1 ½ tablespoons cumin
1 ½ Turmeric
11/2 smoked paprika
1 tablespoon dried minced lemon peel
8 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon better than bouillon chicken base
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove skin and excess fat from the chicken, and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the chicken into a large baking pan. Add all the rest of the ingredients on top of the chicken. In a separate bowl mix all the sauce ingredients together and stir well. Finally pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables, cover with tin foil and place into the oven. Roast for 1:15 hour and serve with your favorite starch.

moroccan chicken

 

Kona Coffee Rub Lamb Sliders

lamb sliders

Serves: 12 sliders
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 pound ground lamb
8 oz pack button mushrooms, stems removed, caps minced
1/3 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
2 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
12 pieces small buns or rolls
1 small red onion
2 small tomatoes
2 cups Arugula

Kona Coffee Rub:
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon coriander seed
½ teaspoon cardamom seed
½ teaspoon fennel seed
½ teaspoon mustard seed
1 tablespoon Fike Farms 100% Kona Coffee-whole beans
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

In large bowl add the ground lamb, minced mushrooms caps, onions, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, cilantro, and chili sauce together. Mix the ingredients gently being careful not to overwork the meat. Form the mixture into 12 mini burgers and place them onto a cooking sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment paper.

For the Kona coffee rub place all spices (seeds) into a sautéed pan and toast over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until the seeds start popping around the pan. In a coffee grinder place whole coffee beans along with the toasted spices, garlic salt and pepper and grind into a fine powder. Add the rub generously to each side of the lamb burgers. Place a large nonstick griddle pan over high heat and when the pan is hot add the burgers. Cook 2-3 minutes each side, depending on your desired level of doneness. Meanwhile, cut your buns or rolls in half and your onions and tomatoes into thin slices. Assemble your burgers with the lamb on the bottom followed by the, onion, tomato, and arugula. Enjoy as a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next party.

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Kona Rub Coffee Pork Loin

Serves: 4-6 people
Total Preparation Time: 1:30 with marinating time

Ingredients:
2.5 LB Pork Loin

Rub Ingredients:
1 Tablespoons 100% Kona Coffee Freeze Dried Instant
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon of Cumin
1 Teaspoon of Granulated Garlic
1 Teaspoon of Chinese 5 Spice Blend
1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons of Hawaiian Salt
1 Teaspoon of Sugar

Directions:
Remove pork from bag and rinse under cold water. Take a cooking sheet and cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place the pork on top of the sheet and generously code the pork with the rub on both sides. Use your hands to make sure its rubbed into the meat well. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for one hour. Preheat the grill on high and grill pork for 10-12 minutes on each side. When pork is done cooking let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy with vegetables, roasted potatoes, rice or quinoa for dinner.

Kona Rub Pork Loin

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