THE ELECTRIC KITCHEN
'A Taste to Remember' samplings
HERE'S a sampling of the 200 delicious local-style recipes you'll find in "A Taste to Remember -- Vol. 2: Local Flavors from Hawaiian Electric Company," compiled by HECO employees to raise funds for the Aloha United Way.
The book is available at the HECO customer service offices on Richards Street across from the post office or on Ward Avenue across from Neal Blaisdell Center.
To order by mail, send $10 per cookbook, plus $4 postage for one; $8 for two to 10. Make checks payable to HECO and send to HECO Mail Services, P.O. Box 2750, Honolulu 96840. Call 548-7311.
Grandpa Jerry "Sambo" Saito's Spam Rice
2 cans (12 ounce size) Spam, chopped
6 cups cooked rice
2 packages (1.19 ounce size) shiofuku konbu (Japanese seasoned kelp)
1 bottle (1.9 ounce size) furikake (Japanese seasoned seaweed mix)
2 packages (10-ounce size) takuwan (Japanese pickled long white radish), drained, chopped
While the rice is still hot, press 3 cups into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Add the following in layers: Konbu, Spam, takuwan.
Add remaining 3 cups rice and press again. Sprinkle with furikake. When ready to serve, cut into bars. Serves 18.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving: 230 calories, 12 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 930 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 8 g protein.*
3 to 4 pounds shrimp (21/25-count size)
4 to 5 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in water until soft
1 pound oio (fish cake paste)
1/2 pound imitation crab, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, diced
4 stalks green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
Flour for dredging
4 eggs, beaten with 1 cup water
Panko (Japanese bread crumbs), for breading
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Shell, clean and butterfly shrimp, leaving tails intact. Remove stems from mushrooms, mince caps.
Combine mushrooms, oio, imitation crab, water chestnuts, green onions, oyster sauce and salt. Press a spoonful of mixture onto shrimp. Dip in flour, egg mixture and panko.
Deep-fry until golden brown. Serve with grated daikon and soy sauce, if desired. Serves 15.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving: 200 calories, 9 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 120 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 14 g protein.*
Hawaiian Electric Co. presents this weekly collection of recipes as a public service. Many are drawn from HECO's database of recipes, accessible online at www.heco.com