Maui – It’s the Bee’s Knees
Maui – It’s the Bee’s Knees
One of the many things we love about Maui is how everything connects. For example…
April brought us the opportunity to explore a growing trend in agrotourism that has blossomed into a unique agrotourism based endeavor known as the Maui Bee Tour. Situated on a small parcel of land in Launiupoko, the Maui Bee farm not only hosts a thriving colony of honeybees, but also provides a delightful tour. Hearing “Eldon the Beekeeper” tell the story of how it came to be is highly informative and very entertaining.
Intrigued by this new development, we turned our attention to O’o Farms, another venture in agrotourism. Situated on 8.5 acres in upcountry Maui, it offers a diversified, sustainable farm to table experience. After an informative tour of the operation, participants sit down to a gourmet lunch that features the delectable produce grown on site. It is here we find out they supply the produce to Pacific’o on the Beach, located at 505 Front Street in Lahaina.
Speaking of Pacific’o, we recently had the pleasure of dining at the newly revitalized restaurant on the beach. The buzz around town is that a new partnership has transpired in this Lahaina landmark eatery. The collaboration combines the restaurant’s classic foundation with the assistance of two creative managing partners…who also happen to be behind one of our absolute favorites, Sale Pepe Pizzeria e Cucina.
And this is what we mean by loving the way that great things on Maui are connected.
It’s the same dynamic of why our clients are also our friends. When you live and work in one of the most amazing places in the world, you tend to also meet the most amazing people.
Completing the circle of “Maui Connections” – if you happen to have some extra honey, here’s an easy recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken!
Aloha, Greg & Leah
Here’s a fresh new recipe for April you can share with your Ohana!
Easy Honey Garlic Chicken
- 6 chicken thighs, bone in or out, with or without skin*
- Salt and pepper, to season
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder, to season
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water (or chicken broth)
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, or any white vinegar)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside.
Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through.
FOR BONE IN THIGHS:
Reduce heat after searing on both sides, cover skillet with a lid and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, while turning every 5 minutes until done. Alternatively, see notes for oven method.
Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan juiced for added flavour.
For chicken breasts: Use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half. Sear breast fillets on each side until golden and cooked through (about 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets). Continue directions from the sauce, onward.
For oven baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an oven proof skillet or pan, skin side down first for 3 minutes. Flip and sear for a further 3 minutes until browned each side. Then bake in the oven for a further 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Continue directions from the sauce, onward.