Hilo Mango-Lilikoi-Basil Barbecue Shrimp

Sam Choy Lilikoi Mango Shrimp

Makes 4 servings

1 pound shrimp(about 16 to 20)

2 large mangoes, each cut in 6 large chunks


cup mango purée

cup frozen lilikoi concentrate, thawed

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

teaspoon minced garlic

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Combine marinade ingredients and marinate shrimp 1 hour.

On each of 4 skewers, alternately thread shrimp and mango chunks.

Grill or broil kebabs 7 minutes or until shrimp is cooked – turning once and basting occasionally with marinade.

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Poke du jour



Pacific’O Restaurant

Chef James McDonald

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Yield 6 Portions

The simplicity of the dish relies on the quality of the ingredients. In this recipe I use Onaga, the red snapper. Poke is an excellent Hawaiian pupu and is a traditional island food.


1 lb. Fresh Sashimi Grade Fish

1 c. Fresh Ogo Seaweed *

1 Tbl. Ground Kukui Nut *

1 Tbl. Red Alaea Sea Salt


Slice or dice fish into small pieces. Lightly chop the Ogo and mix all ingredients together and reserve chilled until ready to serve.

**If you are unable to find fresh seaweed, dried seaweed that has been lightly soaked can substitute. If you are unable to find Kukui nut, you can substitute with ground macadamia nut.

This recipe is provided by Chef James McDonald of Pacific’o Restaurant – Located on the water in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii