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Take Your Kitchen to the Tropics

Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Step up your staycation game and whip up meals that remind you of palm trees and island breezes. Each recipe is easy to make and pairs nicely with a new home in Amira — where every day is a resort day.

Step Up to the Tiki Bar

What’s a tropical vacation without a trip to the tiki bar? Shake up a classic Mai Tai or take a swing at mixing up a Singapore Sling. Serve your pina coladas in a pineapple. If margaritas are your game, whip up this frozen mango margarita. Cool down with this inspired tropical gin fizz.

Tropical Nibbles

Need some nibbles?  These King’s Hawaiian mini baked ham sandwiches are a quick way to satisfy tiny tummies. Everything tastes better when it’s grilled on a stick, so offer up these  Mini Hawaiian chicken skewers and grilled fruit skewers at your next pool party.

Healthy and Delicious

Tropical resorts excel at elevating the humble salad and you can, too. Invite the book club over for a good summer read and this crab and avocado salad. Got tomatoes?  Pair them with mangos for a tangy taste of the tropics. This Caribbean-inspired salad is sure to remind you of turquoise waters and white-sand beaches.

Fish Food

Creating resort-style seafood dishes isn’t nearly as hard as you think. Start with fresh fish and let your oven or grill do the rest. Mahi mahi just tastes better marinated in citrus juices. Don’t let the extensive list of ingredients scare you, this coconut-crusted ahi is worth it. Simplify your weeknight by throwing red snapper on the grill.

Not a Fish Fan?

There’s more to island chow than fish. Recreate your last luau with this kalua pork recipe. Spicy chicken, coconut rice and mango salsa? We’re in paradise. H-E-B helps you get dinner on the table in no time with these tropical chicken tacos. Give your barbecue chicken an island kick with mango and ginger.

Go Coconuts

When it’s time for dessert, go coconuts! We’re in love with this tropical coconut pie filled with pineapple and rum. These pina colada cupcakes are perfect for the kid’s table. Who doesn’t love a pineapple-coconut upside down cake? Need a fancy ending to a perfect dinner? We recommend these coconut and tropical fruit pavlovas.


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