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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

How to Breakdown Aku

Type of Cuisine: Local
Provided By: Kristy Kahananui
From: Kapaʻa

Lifelong fisherman, Kristy Kahananui, is a partner at the new Lawai’a Fish Co., your one stop fish shop. She and her brothers learned to catch, clean, and cook fish from her father, retired policeman Frank Medeiros. To this day, the family can be found fishing the waters of Kaua’i and Ni’ihau!
Kristy stands on the fishing box while her brothers and father, Frank, captains his brand new boat in the late 80s.
Kristy (left) with her five brothers
Frank Mederios (right) and his uncle Mac, fronting his new fishing boat over 35 years ago