Kauai Dinner Menu Recipe Video

Tamra's family is hosting a dinner for some friends and she has a great menu for them. She's making Hijiki salad, pineapple upside down cake and seared tune burger with ginger and wasabi.


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient, ,


 Hijiki80 Gram, soaked for 20 minutes (1 Packet)
 Carrots1 , chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
 Sesame oil1 Tablespoon
 Syrup of maple1 Tablespoon
 Chopped seitan100 Gram (0.5 Packet)
 Soy sauce1 Tablespoon
 Sesame seeds2 Tablespoon
 Juice of lemon1⁄2
 Pineapple1 , skinned and sliced in inch slices
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Shredded coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Macadamia nuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Ginger1 Tablespoon
 Organic cake batter2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Mashed avocados2
 Mayonnaise2 Tablespoon
 Wasabi1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Tuna steaks1 Pound
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 979 Calories from Fat 495

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 57 g88%

Saturated Fat 13.3 g66.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 62.2 mg

Sodium 643.1 mg26.8%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.7%

Dietary Fiber 13.8 g55.4%

Sugars 52.4 g

Protein 38 g75.7%

Vitamin A 109.3% Vitamin C 208%

Calcium 22.1% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Reviewer’s note:

Directions for preparation:

• In a pan, sauté the carrots an garlic in sesame oil.
• Add the maple syrup. Stir.
• Add the seitan and stir.
• Sprinkle with soy sauce.
• Add the sesame seeds. Stir it in.
• Stir till the seitan looks brown and has caramelized. Turn heat off.
• Drain and rinse the hijiki.
• Run it under some cold water and add it to the pan. Turn heat on.
• Stir it to mix with the other ingredients.
• Add the lemon juice.
• Add ½ tsp salt. Cover and refrigerate for 3 days.
• For the pineapple cake, grease a baking pan.
• Heat butter in a pan and add the coconut and macadamia nuts.
• Add the sugar and ginger. Cook till the mixture is brown and caramelized.
• Add it to the bottom of the greased pan.
• Arrange pineapple slices on top of it.
• Mix milk and cake batter together as per the instructions on the packet.
• Pour the batter over the pineapple slices. Bake.
• Invert the baking pan on a plate to get the cake out.
• Make the avocado paste by mixing all the ingredients together.
• For the tuna, lay the steaks on a pan covered with foil and sprinkle with lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
• Place the fish steaks on the broiler and cook for 4-8 minutes depending on how rare you want them and how thick the steaks are.
• Serve fish steaks with toasted buns and make a burger if preferred, with the hijiki salad and avocado sauce.

Editors Review

Wanna chill-out with friends, then how about calling a few friends over for holiday dinner and surprise them with a Hawaiian style dinner. Check out Tamra Davis making Hijiki salad, Pineapple upside down cake and Seared tune burger with ginger and wasabi. This Kauai Dinner Party's truly exotic!