eating local on Oahu


Lucky us! We have been gifted a trip to Hawaii by my son Roger for his & Angela's wedding. After much internet searching we lucked upon a cute cottage across from the beach. http://www.vrbo.com/354476 Thanks to Sam, our host!
Eating local in a different culture is amazing. Our little rental cottage on the north-east side of Oahu is in a more rural area, with fruit stands, fresh eggs and local fish. (we have sampled some great local foods)
Although we are not having any trouble finding gluten-free foods in the grocery stores, (LOVE Down to Earth) we haven't found a lot of places where we can afford to eat out. The high end restaurants are celiac aware, but like Powell River, BC, a lot of the little places just have a "take it or leave it" attitude about allergies. Oh well.
Yesterday, after an afternoon of exploring the surfing beaches of the west side of Oahu, chatting with some locals surf fishing off the point in Laie, and pigging out on little apple-bananas, we made an amazing dinner of avocado, corn on the cob and tuna steaks on the barbeque.

Marinaded Tuna

2 tuna steaks
3 Tbsp gluten-free soya sauce sauce
1 Tbsp chili paste (we buy Sambal Oelek)
2 Tbsp gluten-free beer (we found some Red Bridge sorghum beer)
Mix the GF soya sauce, chili paste & GF beer in a bowl and marinade the tuna steaks in the mix for about 1/2 hour.
Heat the bbq and sear the tuna quickly on each side.
While Will was cleaning the grill and cooking the tuna, I shucked some local corn and put it in boiling water with a little salt & a crushed garlic clove. I simmered it about 10 minutes.
Dessert: the freshest pineapple I have ever had :)

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