Famous and Fabulous Recipes!

Ok, here is another of those sought after Kosrae Village recipes.

This recipe is for our signature “Creamy Lime” dressing. This may be difficult to reproduce outside of Kosrae as the lime juice is from the unique Kosrae limes.

Creamy Lime Dressing

  • 1-> Process for 15 seconds in blender or food processor
    3 teaspoons lime juice
    1 egg
    ¼ teaspoon mustard

    2-> Add 1 cup oil (canola or very mild olive oil) very slowly to the spinning blender

    3-> After the dressing is thick, slowly add
    1 dill pickle (we make our own, but any good dill pickle will work)
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon white pepper
    1 tablespoon local hot sauce (crushed hot peppers and lime juice, adjust to your taste)

This dressing is terrific on salad, fish, potatoes, you name it.
Merry Christmas from all of us at KVR!

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12 Responses to Famous and Fabulous Recipes!

  1. Tom Tajalle says:

    As promised I will reply….I love this dressing exspecially on the grilled tuna sandwich on the toasted garlic bread…..Awsome…Yuc na paye!

  2. Jed Sampilo says:

    Hi just thought i would tell you something.. This is twice now i?ve landed on your blog in the last 3 weeks looking for completely unrelated things. Great Info! Keep up the good work.

  3. feti says:

    Is there any history behind this dish? or behind the Limes itself. Like is it popular in kosrae, etc. Please let me know its for a project for my class. Thank you!

    • katrina says:


      We created the lime dressing when we first opened the restaurant, we wanted a dressing the would work equally well with fish and vegetables and I think that we were very successful. It is popular here and so are the limes!

      I’m not sure when limes were introduced to the island, but I think that they are a unique and probably old variety.


      • feti says:

        Do you know when the dish was created, and the name of the restaurant and the owners. Sorry im asking so much questions, its for my paper & presentation for class and I would like to give them/you guys credit.

        Thank you,

        • katrina says:

          Hi Feti,

          Sorry for the slow response, we didn’t have internet access for a couple of days. The Creamy Lime Dressing was created in the Kosrae Village Inum Restaurant in 1995. The owners are Madison Nena, Bruce Brandt and myself.


  4. feti says:

    Ok, thank you! So this recipe was actually created in a restaurant in Kosrae and became apart of their culture? Im sorry I need to collect as much information as i can, if you dont mind. Do you know in what year the recipe came out? the name of the restaurant?

    Thank you,

  5. feti says:

    Ok, thank you! so the name of the restaurant is “Kosrae Village Inum Restaurant,” correct? And one last question, do you know how to say “enjoy” or “enjoy your meal” in kosraen?

    • katrina says:


      Yes Kosrae Village Inum Restaurant is correct.

      Enjoy your meal is a fairly long statement in Kosraean. It would be “finsrak kom insewowo nuke me kasru”. Roughly translated this is “I hope that you enjoy the table” (meaning everything on the table).


  6. feti says:

    Ok, Thank you so much!

  7. feti says:

    One more thing, the ingredient “local hot sauce,” was that something you folks created in your restaurant or is it something you can buy at there in Kosrae?