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Electric Kitchen

Mystery basket holds light meal

"The Electric Kitchen" airing in the first half of May features Waipahu High School students with recipes from their "Mystery Basket Cook-Off" competition.

"Electric Kitchen" airs at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 8:30 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday on Oceanic Cable Channel 16. It also airs on Maui at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Calabash Channel 44 (52 in Lahaina) and on the Big Island at 5 p.m. Monday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Na Leo o Hawaii Channel 55 in Hilo and Kona.

Here is Jojo Ganir's recipe from the cook-off. All the recipes from the show, as well as an archive of recipes dating to 1995, are available at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Web site,

Calamari Salad

1/4 pound whole calamari, cleaned and cut into 1/4-inch rings
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Salad oil for frying
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 small clove garlic, crushed
3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger root
2 teaspoons sriracha (hot red pepper sauce)
1 tablespoon salad oil
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 cups salad greens

Toss calamari with lemon juice and the 1/8 teaspoon salt. In a wok, heat oil. Sift cornstarch and flour together and use to coat calamari. Fry 1 minute; drain.

Whip together remaining ingredients, except salad greens. To serve, top salad greens with calamari. Drizzle with dressing. Serves 1.

Nutritional information unavailable.

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