I am a career waiter/food server by trade and have had the pleasure of working in some of the finest Hawaii restaurants for the last 15 years or so, and counting. I have had the pleasure of learning some of the best Hawaiian Food recipes from some of the greatest chefs in Hawaii. Much of it is food I never would have thought to have eaten before, and when I do, it is usually quite astounding and well worth sharing.
In 1985 Benson & Hedges put out a promotional advertising book entitled "Recipes From America's Favorite Resorts" and includes few personal favorite recipes from the Chef of the Big Island's Mauan Kea Beach Hotel in Kamuela, Hawaii. From the Chef: "Hawaii's abudance of fresh fruit is a constant inspiration. Here's an example for an appetizer or luncheon entree:
Baked Papaya Mauna Kea.