Cooking Hawaiian Style Recipes and Cookbooks

Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook Hawaiian food but didn’t know where to start? Cooking Hawaiian Style cookbooks are filled with 1,000s of recipes to get you started. Cooking Hawaiian Style also provides some of their recipes on their website and also on their popular Cooking Hawaiian Style Cooking Show. The Cooking Show airs nationwide and in 6 countries.  Cooking Hawaiian Style shares, documents and preserves recipes from some of Hawaii’s greatest Chefs, Celebrities, Musicians and everyday people.

Hawaiian Style Cookbook Recipes

Cooking Hawaiian Style cookbooks are celebrate the richness of Hawaii’s culinary culture featuring Hawaiian and Hawaiian-style recipes from all ethnicities.  They have thousands of authentic Hawaiian recipes and Hawaiian-Style classics such as hamburger steak, fried rice, potato macaroni salad, guava chiffon cake, fried saimin, spam musubi and and yes… an amazing brown gravy recipe to go with that hamburger steak!  In addition to all of your local favorites, Cooking Hawaiian Style features 1,000’s of recipes from all over the world, from every ethnicity which truly represents what it means to be Cooking Hawaiian Style!

Hawaiian Style Cookbook Recipes

Here are some popular recipes from the Cooking Hawaiian Style cookbooks.

Cilantro Chili Chicken Skewers Recipe

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Cilantro Chili Chicken Skewers

These wings are a nice twist on the buffalo wing and the recipe is simple

This recipe is from Cooking Hawaiian Style #1, page 73


  • 2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken thighs or breast meat
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, mince
  • 3/4 bunch fresh cilantro (save remaining for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon salt & pepper
  • Sweet chili sauce for basting

Cooking Directions:

Soak skewers in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent burning.

Cut chicken into 1″ cubes and place into bowl.  Add olive oil, garlic and cilantro in a food processor and pulverize. Pour the marinade into the bowl with the chicken, add teaspoon of salt and pepper and marinate over-nite if possible.

Preheat the grill to medium heat and coat with oil. Remove chicken from the refrigerator and put 5-6 pieces of chicken on each skewer.  Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Brush chili sauce on chicken just before done cooking to create a nice glaze.

Salmon Dynamite Recipe

Salmon Dynamite

Chef Jeff Vigilla whips up this amazing salmon dynamite recipe on the fly – He had 1 hour to come up with a menu from leftovers in our Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen and this is what he came up with – Brilliant!

This recipe is from Cooking Hawaiian Style Cookbook #2, page 132


  • 2 lbs. salmon fillet, trimmed to fit onto the cedar plank
  • 1 cedar plank, 12″ x 6″ soaked in water for 15 minutes, remove pat dry

Brine Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Salmon Dynamite Topping:

  • 1-1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon scallions, fine sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pickled ginger, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

mix together the ingredients for the brine. Place the salmon into a large deep container or baking pan. Pour the brine over the salmon and refrigerate for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes remove the salmon and pat dry.

Place the salmon fillet onto the cedar Plank. Spread topping onto the salmon covering the entire surface. Place the prepared salmon onto a large baking pan and bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes till golden. Garnish with additional pickled ginger, tobiko, sliced scallions and serve.