Maui Onion Festival Winning Recipe

Maui Onion Festival

Winning Recipe Maui Onion Festival 2008
3660 On the Rise/Kakaako Kitchen
Chef Russell Siu

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Pan Seared Laquered Salmon, Pickled Maui Onions, Yuzu Butter Sauce

Service for 4 people

8 each salmon fillets, 3.5 ozs. each
1 each Maui Onion, (medium size) thinly sliced rings
1 cup rice vinegar
¼ cup sugar
4 Tbsp. oil for sautéing
4 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Method:
Season salmon with salt and pepper. Rub boneside of fillet with soy sauce. Press soy sauce side of fillet onto sugar. Heat pan over medium heat and add oil. Place salmon (soy sugar side) down onto pan and sauté until sugar caramelizes and produces a nice sheen. Turn over and sauté salmon to your preferred doneness.

Pickled Maui Onions:
Mix together rice vinegar and sugar in a non reactive pot. Bring to a boil. Taste mixture for a sweet and sour taste. (If too sweet, add more vinegar. If too sour, add more sugar.) When mixture comes to a boil, remove from stove and add onions. Steep until mixture cools. Add salt if needed.

Yuzu Butter Sauce:
1 cup rice vinegar
1 cup white wine
1 each ginger, 1 inch piece chopped
1 clove garlic, cut in half
1 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp. shallots, brunoise
½ cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. yuzu
¾ cup unsalted butter

Reduce all the ingredients except for the cream and yuzu by half. Add heavy cream and yuzu and reduce until cream slightly thickens. Add ¾ cups unsalted butter a little at a time whisking constantly over low heat. When butter is fully incorporated, season with salt and pepper. Strain through a fine Sieve and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

Plating:
Place 2 ounces of sauce onto center of plate. Place salmon atop and garnish with a mound of pickled Maui Onions. Garnish with micro greens or green onions.

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Oceanfront yoga on Maui

Oceanfront yoga classes are open exclusively for guests of the luxurious oceanfront Maui condo, the Kaanapali Alii.  Easy stretching and relaxing postures transform a vacation into an experience of renewal and inspiration!  The weather is warm, the early morning sun is gentle and the oceanfront location overlooking the golden sands of Kaanapali Beach is “no ka oi” (the best!). And when class is over you can continue to relax in your own private fully furnished apartment.  You can stock your full size frig with healthy beverages and snacks and even grill your own easy lunch at the oceanfront BBQs. It’s all about comfort and renewal.

Carman Karady leads hatha yoga classes at the Kaanapali Alii
Carman Karady leads hatha yoga classes at the Kaanapali Alii
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Whale watch from your private lanai

Luxurious Maui condo rental offers ocean views with whale watching
Luxurious Maui condo rental offers ocean views with whale watching

Winter on Maui is an especially exciting time to visit because it’s whale watch season. From November even into April you can be sure to see whales either on one of the many whale watch boat tours or from the shore in special locations. One great location is from your private lanai when you rent the best Maui condo rental, Kaanapali Alii.  You really can see the whales while you’re sitting there with our favorite beverage.  Hours will go by like minutes when you’re watching whales slapping their tails and breaching (lifting their huge bodies completely out of the water then crashing back down!).  It’s an experience of a lifetime.

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Golf Writer loves her Maui vacation rental

I loved the Ali’i vacation

The Alii vacation rental gives you a lot of space and privacy
The Alii vacation rental gives you a lot of space and privacy

rental! I stayed at the Maui condo called the Ka`anapali Ali`i during the 2009 Wendy’s Skins and it was perfect for me. This Maui beachfront condo has lots of space, it’s luxurious but best of all it’s right near the Ka`anapali Golf Course!
Anita Draycott, managing editor, GolfLife

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Maui vacation rentals for golfers

Golfing on Maui is even better when you can come off the course and walk into the comfort of your own Maui vacation condo rental. The Alii is a great value when compared to multiple hotel rooms. It’s oceanfront and very close to the Kaanapali Golf Course. Here’s a couple of shots from this year’s Wendy’s Skins game.

Ground floor luxury apartment at the Alii
Ground floor luxury apartment at the Alii
Golfers and the gallery love the oceanviews from the Kaanapali Golf Course
Golfers and the gallery love the oceanviews from the Kaanapali Golf Course
The legendary Nicklaus gave us a lot of thrilling moments!
The legendary Nicklaus gave us a lot of thrilling moments!
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Zagat post reviews the Ali’i Maui vacation rental

Female, Albuquerque, NM recommends Maui oceanfront condos
“This has to be one of my favorite condo’s I’ve stayed in so far. The rooms are spacious, of course because they’re condo’s, but they’re also extremely well taken care of. Now, I can’t speak for all rooms since they’re individually owned but the decour in my room was fantastic. Vibrant, yet classy. I love the fact that they have the option for you to choose if you want an upgraded unit or not.”

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