RECIPE COURTESY OF CHEF HOLLY HADSELL EL HAJJI
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1 cup Frisee lettuce
1 cup Sassy Greens
2 small beets, sliced thin
2 small purple radishes, sliced thin
1 keiki cucumber, sliced thin
½ cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 stem Purplette Green Onion, chopped
¼ cup Sunrise Papaya, chopped
¼ cup Big Island Macadamia Nuts, toasted & chopped
¼ cup feta cheese
6 cornmeal croutons
¼ cup passion-orange-guava dressing
CORNMEAL CROUTON INGREDIENTS:
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1 cup local cornmeal
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (plus more for frying)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
CORNMEAL CROUTONS METHOD:
> In a sauce pan bring water to a boil.
> When at a boil, slowly whisk in cornmeal, and add salt and pepper.
> Remove from heat and add butter and cheese.
> Pour cornmeal onto an oiled baking pan and smooth out with a spatula.
> Refrigerate until chilled.
> Cut into 1” X 1” cubes.
> Fill a large, heavy-bottomed pot with vegetable oil. Heat to 360.
> Fry cubes in batches for about two minutes, then remove and drain on paper towels.
> Season with salt and pepper.
¼ cup sherry vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
¼ cup POG Syrup
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place all ingredients in mason jar, screw lid on, and shake until emulsified.
Holly Hadsell El Hajji’s company Pacific Events & Catering is Hawaii’s leader in catering to the private aviation industry. They provide their services on Oahu, Maui and Kauai, and will be opening on the Island of Hawaii in the Fall of 2019. Pacific Catering also caters events from 2 to 10,000 guests.
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