CSA Cooking Show: Seafood Bake (Tin Foil Special)

This Seafood Bake is well-known at the famous Kintaro Japanese Restaurant in Wailua as the Tin Foil Special. Affectionately referred to as TFS this dish is easy to make, easy to share, and is all around winnaz!

The mixture is creamy and ever so spicy, filled with thick chunks of fresh fish and scallop, succulent shrimp and juicy zucchini. The morsels of mushrooms are our favorites but we’ve also added other local veggies because, why not?! A thin, crispy layer of panko amidst a bubbly golden top that is traditionally served in a tin foil boat makes this the ultimate one-pan meal. We opted to prepare our seafood bake in a baking dish but the outcome is the same. A rich mixture that will make your mouth water.

It’s been over 2 years since Kintaro’s closed for renovation after an unfortunate fire. While we patiently await the return of our beloved sushi hotspot we decided to share this recipe with you. Now you never have to wait for a special “Kinty’s” night to get this unbelievable and easy dinner!

Seafood Bake (Tin Foil Special)


  • 1 large or 3 small zucchini, sliced into strips
  • 6-8 Mushrooms, sliced
  • Your Fave Veggies, *eggplant, carrots, onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ C. Green Onion, sliced
  • ½ lb. Fish of choice *ono, ahi, or salmon work great, cubed
  • ½ lb. Bay scallops, fresh or frozen 
  • ½ lb. Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Optional toppings: Panko, Furikake, lemon wedge

Spicy Garlic Mayo

  • ½ C. Mayo, or enough to lightly coat everything
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Sriracha, use more or less to taste 
  •  2 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix your spicy garlic mayo ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Chop and slice your vegetables and add it to the bowl.
  4. Cube your fish and add it to the bowl along with your shrimp and scallops. Gently mix it all together.
  5. Add the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish, making sure that everything is spread out thinly. Top with a thin layer of panko, if you desire. 
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light, golden brown.
  7. Broil for 1-2 minutes to make the top crispy.
  8. Serve hot over a bowl of rice. Enjoy!

Watch how it’s made on our YouTube channel HERE!

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