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.

soba noodle salad

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Kona Coffee Panna Cotta with Coffee Blueberry Sauce

Serves: 10 People
Cooking Time: 3.5 Hours

Ingredients:
Panna Cotta
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup ground Wailele Estates, 100% Kona Coffee
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoons Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2 1/4 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons cold water
10 piece Reynolds foil backing cups

Coffee Blueberry Sauce
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground Wailele Estates, 100% Kona Coffee
1 cinnamon stick
16 oz pack frozen blueberries

Directions:

In a small saucepan, add the cream, ground coffee, sugar, vanilla and simmer for 5 minutes. In a small bowl add the cold water then sprinkle in the gelatin. Let the mixture rest until all the gelatin has absorbed the water, about 2-3 minutes. Once the gelatin has set, add it to the coffee cream mixture and stir until gelatin has completely dissolved. With a fine mesh strainer pour coffee cream mixture into a medium bowl, straining out the coffee grinds. Whisk in the yogurt, coconut milk and Grand Marnier until smooth.  Line a muffin pan with foil cups and equally pour the mixture into 10 muffin tins and place them into the refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Once the mixture has set it will be firm to touch.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan simmer the water, sugar, coffee and cinnamon stick on low heat until the mixture has reduced its size by 50%, about 20 minutes. With the fine mesh strainer pour coffee syrup into another small saucepan, making sure to strain out all the coffee grinds and cinnamon stick. Next add the blueberries and simmer the contents for another 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To assemble the dessert peel off the foil baking cup gently from the panna cotta and place it onto a plate. Next add a few spoonfuls of blueberry sauce and enjoy!

kona coffe panacotta

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Easy Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Serves: 8-12 people
Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:
1 10oz Jar Hawaiian Sun Pineapple Jam
1 Stick of Butter 4oz
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 cans Pineapple rings (12 slices)
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
Cooking Spray

Directions:
Melt the stick of butter with the pineapple jam in a saucepot over medium heat and let simmer until they are well incorporated. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray, Arrange pineapple slices (4 rows of 3) on bottom of baking dish. Next pour the pineapple jam and butter mixture over sliced pineapple and then sprinkle with brown sugar. Meanwhile, make the cake batter accordingly to box directions and add a touch of 5 Spice. Once mixed together pour the cake batter evenly over pineapples and then bake as directed on the box (or until done).

Pineapple upside down cake recipe

Shrimp Ceviche

Serves: 4-6 people
Total Preparation Time: 1:30 hours

Ingredients:
2 lb small shrimp, 61/70 count per pound, peeled and deveined
3 freshly squeezed lime, juiced
½ small red onion, finely diced
2 medium tomatoes, cored, small diced
1 jalapeno stemmed, seeded, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1 ½  teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, small diced
I bag tortilla chips

Directions:

In a large pot, bring 1 quart of salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and blanch for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on size of shrimp. Drain the shrimp and place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking for 1 minute. Drain the shrimp from the ice bath and place the blanched shrimp in a glass bowl. Mix in the lime juice, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and pepper, mix well.  Add the avocado in last and gently fold in. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips for delicious light appetizers.

Shrimp Ceviche recipe

 

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Quinoa Salad

Serves: 4-6 people as a side dish or light lunch
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
2 cup quinoa
4 cups water
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 red pepper roasted, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large lime juiced
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove the bitter coating on the grains. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Once cooked let the quinoa cold down in the refrigerate. Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, roasted pepper, onion, cilantro and garlic. Season with lime juice, coconut oil, salt, and pepper and mix together. Enjoy with your favorite poultry or as a light lunch.

quinoa salad

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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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Holiday Shepherd’s Pie

Serves: 6-8 People
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
2.5 lb Ground Beef
1 Medium Sweet White Onion, Diced
6 Large Cloves of Garlic, Minced
7 Shitake Mushrooms
2 Packs 3.5oz Bunapi Mushrooms
2 Cans Campbell’s Golden Mushroom Soup
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
2 Teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger

Topping Ingredients:
1 Small Size Kabocha, Peel & Dice
7 Small Russet Potatoes, Peel & Dice
½ Stick Butter
½ Teaspoon Salt & Pepper
5oz Bag of Sargento Artisan Parmesan Cheese, Pre Shredded

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450°. First you must wash, peel and dice both the russet potatoes and kabocha squash, place them into a pot with a touch of salt, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil and cook until tender. Drawn the water out and then add the butter, salt & pepper and mash together well. Set the potatoes aside. Next take the meat and place it into a pot on the stove on medium to high heat. Cook the meat until its brown and then remove from the heat and pour out excess grease. Then add the onion, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, beef base, salt and pepper and mix together. Next add the Campbell’s soup along with ½ a can of water, stir the ingredients well. Finally take a 13” x 9” Pyrex dish and pour the meat mixture inside on the bottom. Then grab your mashed potatoes and smear evenly on top of the meat mixture. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

holiday Sheppard’s pie

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Autumn Couscous Salad

Serves: Serves 6-8 People
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:
10 oz Box of Near East Original Couscous
6 oz Bag Apricots, Chopped
½ Cup of Dried Cranberries
2 Cups of Watercress, Cropped
½ Cup Sliced Almonds, Toasted
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
Follow couscous instructions on the side of the box. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350° and take out a cooking sheet. Place almonds onto cooking sheet and place into oven for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Once couscous is cooked and cooled down to room temperature add apricots, cranberries, watercress and toasted almonds. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss ingredients together. Enjoy as a side dish or light lunch.

Autumn couscous salad recipe

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Pork Chops with Apple Miso Sauce

Serves: 6-8 people
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
4 (8oz) Pork Chops
1 Cup Apple Juice
4 oz Unsweetened Apple Sauce
2 Tablespoon White Miso Paste
1 Garlic Clove, Minced
1 Teaspoon fresh grated ginger
4 Tablespoon unsalted Butter

Directions:
Preheat your grill and season pork chops with salt & pepper on both sides. Meanwhile take a small stockpot and place on burner with high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, apple sauce, apple juice, and miso and bring ingredients to a boil. Now reduce heat and add cold butter continuing to stir ingredients until the butter is dissolved. Place pork chops on the grill turning them one time (about 5 minutes per side depending on thickness of pork chop). Cook until desired doneness and spoon over a generous helping of apple miso sauce to each chop. Serve with favorite side dish or steamed brown rice.

Apple Miso Pork Chop Recipe

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Hauntingly Good Pumpkin Pancakes

Serves: Makes 8-10 (4-inch) Pancakes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Pancake Ingredients
20 oz Box of Bisquick original pancake mix, 2 Cups
1 Cup of Quaker Oats
1 Cup of 2% Milk (or for lactose intolerant use Almond Milk)
1 Can 100% Pure Pumpkin, 1 cup
2 Egg
1½ Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
Pam Original nonstick spray

Maple Syrup Ingredients:
1 ½ cups of Maple Syrup
1 Orange, Zested
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions:
Preheat a sauté pan over medium heat. Meanwhile in a large bowl combined all the pancake ingredients and stir together well by hand or with a hand blender. Once the pan is hot spray it with the Pam and spoon about one 1/3 cup of pancake mixture onto the pan. Repeat until all the batter is used and you have 8-10 golden brown pancakes. Next take your favorite maple syrup and put it into a measuring cup and add the orange zest and vanilla extract. Place the measuring cup into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds or until hot. Serve pancakes with hot syrup for a Halloween or festive fall brunch.

Hauntingly good pumpkin pancakes