Tropics 98 Recipe Contest Winners Announced

Nine Hawai'i people have been awarded prizes for the best recipes using any of the Tropics seasonings on salads, entrees and pupus. Winners included a grilled shrimp using Tropics Oriental dressing; a Reuben chicken, with Tropics Thousand Island dressing; and a taro salad, using Tropics Somen dressing.

These prize winning chefs - and hundreds of others! - took part in the first Tropics Dream-a-Dish recipe contest. The competition was designed to highlight the growing popularity of Tropics dressings as seasoning for a wide variety of dishes. Contestants competed in three categories; pupus, salads, and entrees.

The three judges for the contest were:

Grand Prize winners were:

  • Jeanne Hosaka of Hilo, for best pupu
  • Janet Yoda of Honolulu, for best salad
  • Judy Barreca of Kailua, for best entree

Other winners included:

The three grand prize winners won a two-night stay at the Hilton. Other winners won dinner for two at the Village Steak and Seafood Restaurant.