Enjoy Kauai’s variety of seafood, local fruits, vegetables, and more that are combined to make healthy and hearty dishes in Tastes & Flavors of Kauai.

All you need to create a complete meal—from tropical libations to irresistible desserts—is presented in delicious and simple recipes that will transform even the most novice cook to a local gourmet chef in his or her own kitchen. Kauai Fizz, Poipu Seafood Chowder, Seared Opah, Shrimp Scampi with Dill Cream Sauce Over Taro and Pasta, and Hanalei Poi Mochi are just a few familiar recipes reinvented with a touch of Kauai.

Tastes & Flavors of Kauai takes the best from the Garden Isle, such as its poi, taro, guava, and lilikoi, reminding us that the tastes and flavors of the Islands can be enjoyed right at home.


Sauces & Dips

Bata Yaki Sauce

Spinach Dip

Jams & Dressings

Hanapepe Papaya Seed Dressing

Kokee Plum Jam

Soups & Salads

Kauai Onion Soup

Poipu Seafood Chowder

Crab Potato Pasta Salad

Spinach Salad with Oranges and Warm Goat Cheese

Grilled Kauai Sweet Onions and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes


Pesto on Pasta

Paniolo Steak with Kauai Onion Rings

Shrimp-Eggplant Stir-Fry

Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas

Honey-Baked Chicken

Barbecue Chicken

Seared Opah

Shrimp Scampi with Dill Cream Sauce over Taro and Pasta

Lihue Saimin

Ono Oven-Braised Ribs

Coconut Macadamia Crusted Shrimp with Guava Sauce

Mahimahi Crunch


Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Bars

Hanalei Poi Mochi

Mango Bread

Hanalei Poi Bread

Papaya or Mango Sorbet

Koloa Pao Doce (Portuguese Sweet Bread)

Kauai Coffee Brulee

Kauai Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Kauai Mac Nut Brittle

Mango Phyllo Triangles

Kauai Shortbread Cookies

Garden Isle Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Chiffon Pie

Kalaheo Carrot Cake

Banana Foster

Beverages & Drinks

Princeville Smoothie

Kauai Fizz

Mocha Punch

Halalei Coffee