CHEF RAJA SHORTELL, CATERING/PERSONAL/PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES
“Love yourself by putting good wholesome fare in your belly.”
Coco Opaka with vanilla/lemon basil sauce and citrus/white pepper long beans
Red coco curry on crisp skin opakapaka with seven-grain wakame/hijiki rice with citrus and white pepper, long beans, pomegranate/sweet soy reduction & calendula petals.
Fresh Fish… fresh produce… fresh flavor. I love Thai food and wanted to do East meets West, Island style. The seaweed in the rice makes for a sweet ocean flavor and packs a punch with nutrition. When available I’ll source fresh ogo. When people look to me to tempt their taste buds I have three simple rules of thumb: First, love what you do; Second, love the product, which to me means fresh locally sourced food that isn’t processed; and third, love yourself by putting good wholesome fare in your belly. When applied, it’s a winning formula to a winning dish.
About Jen Russo
I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.