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Fresh, simple recipe ideas for dinners in Hawaii?

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We'll be in a rental house in Hawaii for 10 days and since we'll be in a pretty remote place, we'll be cooking a lot. Of course, since we're on vacation we'll also be lazy and want fairly simple, healthy dinners (breakfast and lunch are free-for-alls). We'll have a grill and we'll be cooking for 5-7 people. Any suggestions?

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  1. If you'll also have access to a stove, you might consider taking a few Asian Home Gourmet packets; I've been finding them in my local Asian food stores for about $2.39/packet. You basically add meat and vegetables; they don't contain any msg or artificial flavors and come in a variety of Asian ethnic choices: Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, etc.
    Of course they have a website at asianhomegourmet.com in case you think you might be interested.

    1. Ahi poke. It's just chopped raw ahi tuna (go early in the morning to get the best), nori, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and scallions.

      Grilled mahi-mahi with mangoes.

      Loco moco (hamburger patties topped with fried eggs, covered in brown gravy -- you can use the stuff in a can) with rice and mac salad.

      Which island? There aren't actually too many "remote" places where you won't be able to get stuff, unless you're hiking up to what used to be Kalapana or out on the far end of Kauai.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Haha, yes in fact we will be out on the far end of Kauai. Of course we can get basics, and plan to stock up ahead of time, but the idea is to keep it simple in the kitchen :)

        1. re: Maya

          You can pick up some great fresh fish at the Hanalei Fish Market and just sear on the grill.

          Recent report from the north shore:
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. re: megek

            That's the plan - lots of fish searing. I'll post separately for condiment/sauce ideas. Any suggestions on types of fish?

            1. re: Maya

              Mahi-mahi. Wahoo/Ono. Ahi. Salmon (flown in from Alaska). Just don't eat any humuhumunukunukuapua`a... it's the state fish. :)

              (I just like writing "humuhumunukunukuapua`a".)

      2. You have to have a breakfast with Spam in Kaneohe if you're on Oahu.

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