Life in the Islands is busy. Between working, commuting, volunteering, doing community service, and spending time with family, who has time to cook? Jean Watanabe Hee, that’s who. In her latest cookbook, Hawaii’s Best Quick & Easy Recipes, Jean shows even the busiest readers how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals in minutes. There’s no need to worry when there are last minute uninvited guests, change in eating out plans, or both. Written in an inviting and easy-to-follow style that will appeal to novice cooks and experienced chefs alike, these recipes cover a wide range of dishes—from simple, tasty appetizers, to rich main courses like Furikake Salmon, to delectable desserts, like Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Pie.




Artichoke Dip

Clam Dip

French Onion Dip


Kamaboko Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Kamaboko and Crab Dip

Kimchee Dip

Macadamia Nut Cheese Ball

Spinach Dip


Banana Lumpia 

Aku or ‘Ahi Poke

Deviled Eggs

Boiled Peanuts, Chinese Style

Cheese Quesadillas

Buffalo Wings

Namako (Konnyaku) Pupu

Cocktail Shrimp 

Tako Poke 

Kathy Morita’s Korean Garlic Chicken Wings

Furikake Seared ‘Ahi 

Spicy Edamame (Soybeans)

Easy Shrimp Skewers

Stuffed Celery

Shoyu Poke

Shrimp and Kamaboko Tempura 


Alex’s Quick Clam Chowder

Black Bean Soup

Carrot Soup

Chinese Chicken Soup

Chicken-Tomato Soup

Pork and Mustard Cabbage Soup

Clam Soup

Egg Flower Pea Soup

Fresh Mushroom Soup

Imitation Bird Nest Soup

Garden Vegetable Soup

Easy Egg Flower Drop Soup

Jiffy Clam Chowder

Kimchee Soup

Miso Soup 

Jiffy Corn Chowder 

Oxtail Soup with Red Beans 

Tofu Zucchini Soup

Egg Flower Soup

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Watercress Egg-Drop Soup


Bean Salad 

Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad

Bean Sprout Salad 

Carrot Raisin Salad 

Broccoli with Sunflower Seeds 

Broccoli Salad 

Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

Tuna on a Shoestring 

Chicken Cucumber Salad 

Cole Slaw 

Easy Caesar Salad

Tofu Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad 

Chicken or Turkey Salad 

Easy French Dressing 

Sesame-Hoi Sin Dressing 


Bell Pepper Sauté 

Broccoli Casserole

Choi Sum 

Eggplant Parmigiana

Green Beans and Pork

Green Bean Casserole

Green Beans with Miso Sauce 

Grilled Asparagus

Kimpira Gobo

Korean Potatoes

Maui Onion

Ong Choy and Harm Ha 

Special Spinach

Sesame Asparagus 

Vietnamese Pickled Turnip and Carrot Strips

Roasted Vegetables 

Spinach Casserole

Potato Pancakes 

Yatsumi Zuke 

Main Dishes 


Asparagus with Beef

Ground Beef with Salsa

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Sloppy Joe 

Barbecued Meatballs

Beef and Snow Peas

Cream of Mushroom Meatballs

Easy Tripe Stew

Vegetable Meat Loaf

Hamburger Curry 

Korean Burgers

Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage

Kimchee Patties

Quickie Chopped Steak

Hamburger and Spinach



No-Fail Roast Beef 


Ham Steak 

Baked SPAM®

SPAM® and Cabbage

Easy Ham Casserole

Bittermelon with Pork 

Ma Po Tofu 

Roast Pork

Mushroom Pork Chops

Pork Guisantes

Pork Kimchee

Quickie Pineapple SPAM®

Sweet Sour Spareribs

Side Street Pork Chops


Chicken Paprika 

Chicken with Papaya Seed Dressing

Barbecued Chicken Thighs

Chicken Katsu

Easy Roast Chicken

Chicken Long Rice 

Chicken Tofu 

Easy Curry for Two

Minute Chicken

Stuffed Chicken

Chicken Stir-Fry 

Fried Chicken

Shoyu Chicken 

Baked Cantonese Chicken

Miso Chicken 

Moist Baked Chicken 

Thai Chicken Curry 

Tarragon Chicken

Turkey Divan

Turkey Patties 

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps 



Butterfish with Soy Sauce

Chinese Steamed Fish

Chinese Style Shrimp

Salmon with Tokyo Zuke

Furikake Salmon

Wiki-Wiki Creamed Tuna 


Linguine with White Clam Sauce


Chorizo Rice 

Broiled Sushi

Edamame Rice

Sticky Rice

Mushroom Rice

SPAM®® Musubi 



Tuna Tofu Patties

Tofu Sandwiches

Vienna Sausages and Potatoes

Special Vienna Sausages 



7-Up® Cake

Banana Bread

Booze Cake

Black Forest Cake 

Carrot Cake 

Butter Pound Cake

Choco-Coffee Cake

Cornmeal Cake

Dump Cake

Date Nut Bread

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Dobash Cake

Easy Apple Coffee Cake

Miniature Cream Cheesecake

Fresh Apple Cake 

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Peach Cake

Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Kahlúa® Cake

Coconut Milk Cake

Mango Bread

Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Pineapple Delight 

Pistachio Bundt Cake 

Quick Banana Bread 

Quick ‘n Easy Bread Pudding

Quick Breakfast Cake 

Sizzle Swizzle Cake 

Quick Red Velvet Cake 

Cool Whip® Frosting 

Cocoa Buttercream Frosting 

White Frosting 


Arare Cookie Crunch 

Almond Cookies

Chocolate Cake Cookies 

Granny’s Cookies 

Shortbread Cookies 

Pumpkin Squares 

Chocolate Drops 


Lemon Bars 


Banana Cream Pie

Custard Pie 

Tofu Pie 

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Key Lime Pie 

Easy Pie Crust 


Apple Cobbler 

3,2,1 Jell-O®

Energy Bars 

Summer Smoothie 

Chi Chi Mochi 

Cocoa Mochi 

Fresh Blueberry Mochi

Strawberry Goodie-Goodie

Jell-O® Mochi 

Waffle Treat

Popo’s Pickled Mangoes 

Ruby’s Easy Furikake Cereal Mix 

Author: Jean Watanabe Hee