Hawaiian menu offers big flavor with little fat

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Roasted Fish with Kabocha Coulis


Beet Carpaccio with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette

Herb-infused Spa Water

Mango Sorbet with Litchis and Raspberries

A visit to a luxurious spa is like a sojourn in a cocoon: You emerge relaxed, refreshed, and a little hungry. After a green tea wrap, an aromatherapy massage, or a caviar facial, your putty-limp muscles can barely hold you up. You need a light meal to pamper your body, just as the treatment nourished your soul.

At JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina, on the western shore of Oahu in Hawaii, executive chef Randal Ishizu serves up bright-tasting dishes that restore guests’ energy. Feasts like the one that follows have flavors so intense that no blissed-out spagoer would ever miss the fat. With the make-ahead steps in these recipes, it’s easy to put together your own spa dinner.

Now all you need is an on-call massage therapist to create your own resort at home.

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