Crab Cake Lunch on Kaanapali Beach

What could be better than a crab cake lunch on Kaanapali Beach?

Next week I will feature my Crab Cake recipe with the trick I use to keep the crab cakes from falling apart when I cook them.  Crab cakes are really very easy to make and you can either use fresh crab or canned crab.  My recipe uses canned crab since it’s not always easy to buy fresh crab.   

Here are the wonderful crab cakes I had for lunch on Kaanapali Beach.  I like how they served them on wilted fresh spinach and I’ll be using that same idea when I feature my Crab Cake recipe next week.  I also liked the grilled lemon half as an extra nice touch…

Here are some pictures of my beautiful walk along Kaanapali Beach….


I think a trip to Maui is really a trip of a lifetime!  The beauty is abundant.  Walks along the pristine beaches are invigorating and there is so much to enjoy in the nature around us.  Kaanapali Beach has a lot to offer in not only beauty but also things to do.  You can stay busy every minute if you want to.  The Westin has scenic helicopter tours, hiking trips, shopping tours plus much more.   I have decided not to do a lot of the tours and activities.  I just want to soak up some relaxation while I am here.  

Remember — Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Mustard Sauce

Here is a great pork tenderloin recipe and I show you step by step how to cook pork tenderloin.  Have a question about pork tenderloin cooking time?  Need a good pork tenderloin marinade?  It is all here.  

Here is the Recipe Video Tutorial…  



Bourbon Pork Tenderloin


Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
Marinating meat is so easy to do and it really gives a big flavor boost! I use Kentucky Bourbon in this marinade for a real taste of the South!
Recipe type: Entree
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 (1 pound each ) pork tenderloins
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  1. Combine the bourbon, soy sauce and dark brown sugar in a glass mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Pour into a large zip lock bag. Add tenderloins and seal. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, turning the meat occasionally.
  3. Remove from the marinade and discard the leftover marinade. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes. ( I like to cook pork until it reaches 160 to 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer)
  4. While the tenderloins bake, prepare the Mustard Sauce. ( Or prepare it a day ahead so the flavors can develop) Note: The flavor is pretty intense, so if you want to tone it down a bit, just use less dry mustard. I love the flavor of this sauce, so I make the recipe exactly as I have given it here.
  5. Combine ⅔ cup sour cream, ⅔ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons dry mustard and 4 chopped green onion. Cover and chill.
  6. When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins and serve with the mustard sauce.

To watch the YouTube Video on how to make the Mustard Sauce for Meat, click here:  Mustard Sauce for Meat

Marinating the tenderloins:

Remember to always marinate meat in the refrigerator – never at room temperature.Don’t use a metal container – always use either glass or plastic.  I like the large zip lock bags the best.    Also, always discard the remaining marinade after use.  Marinating meat like this helps ensure you get a nice juicy result.

After marinating, place the tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and bake.

Preparing the Mustard Sauce for Meat:

When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins and serve with the mustard sauce.


To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce



Video: Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin is a real taste of the South!

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