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Summertime and the Grilling is Easy!

With Hawaii Island’s ideal year-round climate, outdoor cooking and dining are enjoyed every season. There’s just something about summer, however, that seems to bring out the grill master in all of us!

Currently trending among luxury homes up and down the Kona/Kohala Coast are completely outfitted, professional outdoor kitchens that include, among other tricked out appliances and accessories, wood-burning pizza ovens and Evo grills and griddles. The latter is lauded for being one of the most versatile, large scale cooking surfaces – allowing grilling and sauteing, as well as steaming, searing and frying  techniques among others.

And with stellar views from these spectacular homes that are among my current listings, who doesn’t want to be outside enjoying with friends?

$7.2 million | Kukio MB20 | 5BR, 5.5BA | 6,713 Sq. Ft. | 1.94 acres
Winner of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2016, Bringing the Outside In favorite.

$10.5 million | Kukio Lot A | 5BR, 5.5BA |  5,902 Sq. Ft. | 1.22 acres 

$2.688 million | Bayview Estates | Keauhou | 4BR, 4 full BA and 2 half baths | MLS # 296602

Below, I share one of my favorite summer recipes – enjoy!                                                                                                                              

Lemongrass Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Evo America

Recipe by Chef Adam Zwerling

Serves 4 to 6

Serve with stir-fried vegetables and basmati rice.


  • 6 6-8oz. chicken breasts, boneless
  • 1/4 cup lemongrass, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 Serrano peppers, deseeded, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt & pepper


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a food processor and puree. Marinate chicken breasts for at least three hours.
  2. Light Evo and set burners on medium.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill on the lightly oiled Evo surface.

More Information

For more information on these homes or additional Hawaii Island real estate opportunities, please contact Carrie Nicholson, R (B), BIC, Director of HL1-Big Island, (808) 896-9749 or

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