Ironman participants and visitors, you can thank me later for this recommendation and frankly, you should. Just kidding.
The above pictures were taken at The Rebel Kitchen, 79-7399 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealekekua, Hawaii. (808) 322-0616. Pictured above are the BBQ Chicken Salad and the Blackened Ono Sandwich.
Y’know, I really like it when I eat something that is delicious and I don’t feel guilty, afterward. That salad made me feel that way. Ingredients were very fresh and simple. Think “clean eating” without sacrificing any flavor. The chicken in the salad was warm and very moist; the avocado was perfect. He shredded the lettuce in a “chiffonade” style which made it very light and fluffy. I thought it was a really big salad when it was brought out, but you know, I ate it all. Mr. L loved his Blackened Ono Sandwich. He let me have a bite. I’m having that, next time. He was worried but about being too spicy but it wasn’t, at all – just right. It came with their mustardy potato salad which was also outstanding. We washed it all done with Kona Brewing beers. There is both inside and outside seating. We were hot so we opted for inside, which was cool and quiet. Parking is on the street, and it’s usually crowded in the little town of Kainaliu, so just park where you can find a spot and walk. We went later (about 1:30) and there was a lot of room available.
Back to this coming week’s menus. You will see the chicken breast thing is on the plan, again, as is the Caprese Pasta Salad. Sorry about that; feel free to substitute from an older menu plan. Sometimes, I am just too tired to cook (and I know myself well enough to know that attempting it brings disastrous results).
Sunday: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cream Cheese, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes (yes, I am going to play around with that recipe); Rice Pilaf; Broccoli
Monday: Caprese Salad
Tuesday: Kabocha Soup with Shredded Chicken, Cilantro, and Chopped Peanuts
Wednesday: Potato-Kalua Pork Fried Tacos with Guacamole and Salsa
Thursday: Leftover Lasagne (hurray for freezers); Tossed Green Salad
Friday: Kalua Pork Bowls over Rice with Corn, Black Beans, Cheese and Cilantro Dressing
Saturday: Roasted Chicken Thighs, Carrots, Popovers and Gravy
P.S.: I rarely throw in a cookie recipe, but these are really great, and I had to buy corn flakes for the aforementioned chicken recipe. Here is a link to an older WiseBread post when I mentioned them.
If you are on-island for the Ironman, welcome, and have fun!