Tuesday, January 14, 2014


The other morning, I tried the copycat recipe for Boots & Kimo's Macadamia Nut Sauce. Boots & Kimo's is an eatery in Hawaii which I've written about here.

Yesterday was a holiday, I didn't want to feel frazzled in the kitchen, so I made the pancakes Sunday night and then made the sauce just before breakfast Monday morning.

Boots & Kimo Copycat Macadamia Nut Sauce

1 cup macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup each whole milk and heavy (whipping) cream (OR 2 cups half & half)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoons lemon juice

Finely grind nuts in food processor. Dry cook in saucepan over medium-high for 5 minutes, until fragrant.

Lower heat to medium. Add butter; stir until melted. Stir in flour cook 1 minute.

SLOWLY add milk and heavy cream (or half & half), CONSTANTLY whisking. Add sugar, salt, lemon juice and vanilla. Bring just to a boil (or almost to a boil, be careful) and then reduce heat just a little so that it's not boiling. Cook 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring CONSTANTLY. Serve warm.

NOTES: First off, I cut this recipe to 1/4 (we don't need to be eating that much sauce).
I roasted the nuts in a 150C (300F) oven for 10 minutes, then chopped them by hand, so the nuts were chunky not fine.
I used full cream and skim milk, leaving out the salt and lemon juice.
I did this all on low heat because I was afraid of the sauce boiling, so it took awhile before thickening.
Keep your eye on this, and keep stirring.
To keep the nuts crunchy, I just sprinkled some on before serving.

This was delicious! Satoshi loved it too. I'm definitely making this again.


K said...

Ooh, looks and sounds delicious!

K and S said...

if you give this a try, K, I hope you like it :)

Take care.

Rowena said...

When I get my waffle maker, macadamia sauce is going to be a must. I've seen the roasted/salted ones at the market -- they should work fine.

K and S said...

this sauce is super easy to make Rowena, I used dry roasted salted mac nuts & just omitted the salt from the recipe.

Take care.

Unknown said...

I love Boots and Kinos! Can this sauce be made ahead and stored in the fridge for the next day? How would you store leftovers and how long will it be good? Much Mahalo!

K and S said...

Sorry Unknown, I didn’t make a lot of this sauce only 1/4 of the recipe. I think if you do have leftovers, heating it up on low would be a good way. Not sure how long it will keep, but think you should try to use it up as soon as possible.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Born and raised on Oahu, it was so easy just to wake up in the morning and head out to Kailua for this famous island favorite place called Boots & Kimo’s. How I miss it today! Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, we now need to make our own local island eats. I am so glad to stumble over this recipe, just days ago we were talking about the famous macadamia nut sauce from back home. Mahalo so much for the recipe, definitely will be making it soon. Aloha!

K and S said...

Thanks Anon, hope you enjoy it!

Take care!