Onaga Baked in a Hawaiian Salt Crust

A Chef Mavro Signature Recipe

Wayne Harada let his Facebook friends know that Chef Mavro’s famous recipe, Onaga Baked in a Hawaiian Salt Crust, is back on the menu!

“Starting tonight (January 21, 2014), Chef Mavro is bringing back his famous Onaga Baked in a Rosemary Hawaiian Salt Crust at his King Street dining palace. But just for three weeks.

The homecoming marks Mavro’s 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award from the American Automobile Assn. (Triple A), which gives only 0.2 per cent of the 30,000 restaurants reviewed the Five Diamonds.

If you’ve had this, you know: the onaga is encased in salt, baked and served with flair; it’s a delish delight, not just for the palate, but for the splendid tableside presentation, where the baked fish with its salty coat is hammered right in front of the diner and served with a sauce of tomato, ogo and herbs.

I first encountered this mastery when Mavro was with La Mer at the Halekulani Hotel. Since then, the recipe has gone mainstream: one of GQ’s Top 10 Recipes of the Year and one fully printed in the New York Times.”

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