This very special cookbook is comprised of recipes submitted by Hawaii’s own firefighters: recipes that have been prepared and loved in firehouses across the State of Hawaii! 

A call for recipes in July 2015 brought in both the recipes needed, as well as heart-warming stories about meals shared with other firefighters. These delicious recipes included local staples, family legacy dishes, and tried and true “feed-a-crowd” favorites. Some recipes were inspirations captured from travels to distant countries. A number of recipes were adaptations of our firefighter’s favorite restaurant meals. A few paid homage to a family member, a fellow brother or a dear friend. And heartwarmingly, many said that a good number of these recipes had been passed down from Captain to Recruit.

One collection generously donated to this project was comprised of recipes from a retired firefighter’s entire career. When asked why he had so carefully documented all of these recipes, he replied, “To provide solid recipes for incoming recruits that were easy to prepare.”

As you will find from the wonderful variety and quality of the recipes enclosed, they are also resourceful and budget-conscious when it comes to preparing delicious meals for their crew.


Unko’s 640 Ko Choo Jang Ahi Poke
Hawaiian Nachos
Deep Fried Tako
Oio Won Ton
Poke Nachos
Romero Guacamole
Tanigawa Loves Stuff Ahi Rolls
Boiled Peanuts
Buffalo Wings
Kim Chee Dip
Spicy Ahi
Ogo Kim Chee
Pickled Mango
Stuffed Chicken Wings
Bean Sprouts with Vinegar Sauce
Cucumber Namasu
Kimpira Gobo
Pastele Meat Egg Rolls
Watercress with Sauce
Lahaina Style Pickled Baby Eggplant
Smoke Pork Sushi
Buffalo Wings #2
Crab and Cream Cheese Wonton

EZ 20-Minute AP Pasta
Mustard Sauce
Pesto Sauce
Den Miso Eggplant
Chilies Rellenos
Imitation Crab/Potato Salad
Taegu Ocean Tofu
Baked Gandule Rice
Quinoa Salad, Central/B Style
Sweet Sour Sauce
Eggplant Parmigiana
Broccoli Salad
Chow Fun
Bacalao Salad
Yam & Apple Casserole
Broccoli & Crab Casserole
Cocktail Sauce
Thanksgiving Leftover Mash Potato Cakes
Easy Oven-Roasted Potatoes
Slow Cooker Guava Baked Beans
Local Style Baked Beans
Sausage Gravy
Quinoa Salad – Kaumana/B Style
Phoenix Beans
Smoke Salmon Salad
Spinach, Mushroom & Zucchini Casserole
Potatoes O’Brien
Fried Noodles
Kabocha Nimono
Fried Eggplant
Chicken, Mushrooms and Zucchini with pasta
Twice Baked Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Baked Kabocha
Curry Fried Rice
Kim Chee Fried Rice
Potato Macaroni Salad
Tuna Macaroni Salad

Pastele Stew
Pacific Northwest Clam Chowder
Kalua Pig Kim Chee Soup
Minestrone Soup
Beef Stew (Chuck Steak)
Posole Soup with Hominy
Pork Bone Soup
Kim Chee Soup
Spicy Chicken Artichoke Soup
Beef Lentil Soup
Shrimp Gumbo
Easy Egg Drop Soup
Oxtail Soup #1
Oxtail Soup #2
Sean Foster’s Chicken Squash Soup
Creamy Corn Chowder
Split Pea Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Portuguese Bean Soup
Fast Chicken Soup
Fresh Mushroom Soup
Nalo Oxtail Soup Special
Fish Ball Soup
Pasta E Fagioli
Miso Soup
Portuguese Bean Soup #2
New England Clam Chowder

Lup Cheong Stir Fry with Peanut Butter
Mom’s Broiled Spareribs
Rookie Pork Butt
Kombu Maki (Seaweed Wrapped Pork Rolls)
Sweet Sour Spare Ribs – Kaumana/B Style
Porchetta Sandwich
Roast Pork with Plum Sauce
Derby’s Stuffed Aburage
This Porks for You
Pulled BBQ Pork
Cup a Cup a Cup Ribs
Ma’s ‘Ganador’ Pork Guisantes
Cheap and Easy BBQ Rib Tips
Pork & Apples
Pork Tacos
Stir-Fried Thai Basil Pork with Star Egg (Pad Gra Pao Kai Dao)
Chinese Style Roast Pork
Cadillac Jack’s “Poker Slop” Breakfast
Char Siu Omelet
Okinawan Pork Rafute
Pork Tonkatsu
Karen Vida’s Ribs – Aloha Restaurant
Spicy Eggplant with Pork or Tofu
Stuffed Aburage by Al Cheong
Ami’s Sweet Sour Spareribs
Pork and Peas

Roasted Shrimp and Orzo
Asian Salmon
Poisson Cru
Ko Choo Jang Shrimp
Heat and Eat Salmon
Capellini Pasta with Crab Sauce
Black Bean Lobster with Lup Cheong
Clams and Ground Pork
Miso Clams
Opihi or Oyster Grilling Sauce
Seafood Portofino
Fried Calamari
Clam Sauce
Tako Ceviche
Super Easy Simple Italian Shrimp Over Pasta
Heeia Shrimp Cantonese
Thai Sautéed Clams
Oio (Bonefish) Tempura Fishcake
Baked Clams
Poached Fish
Thai Seafood Curry
Deep Fried Oysters
Maryland Style Crab Cakes
Seafood Special
Miso Butterfish

Shiitake Chicken
Easy Chicken Piccata