I want to host a Hawaiian themed dinner party. I have an idea to slow cook some pork but not much else. Any ideas of side dishes/desserts?

I have decorations and cocktails sorted so it's purely the food - don't mind cooking something low and slow but the support dishes need to be relatively quick to put together

  • Posted by: Lewy
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chairmanhu
chairmanhu May 24, 2012

My best friend is Hawaiian and no Hawaiian event with him is without a Spam dish. I recommend spamusubi- slices of spam pan fried with teriyaki sauce served on sushi rice and wrapped in nori. Macaroni salad is also a very common Hawaiian side dish.

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chimera
chimera May 24, 2012

Ahi poke would be good - and it's easy to prepare.

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pierino
pierino May 24, 2012

Another recipe to indulge the Hawaiian appetite for Spam http://www.food52.com/recipes... For an appetizer I would substitute hard shell tacos. But the recipe remains the same.I served this to guests without telling the contents. Several people pleaded with me for the recipe.

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ChefOno
ChefOno May 24, 2012

You want like Kama'aina or all haolefied, brah?

Here's a link to my cousin's oven Kalua Pork recipe (no have to dig imu in back yard).

http://www.kaukaukitchen.com/pages/recipes-LuauTime.htm

Poke around for other recipe ideas.

Don't forget white rice -- goes with everything!

Most favorite side dish is Piele (sweet potatoes with coconut milk). Easy to make! Smash some roasted sweet potatoes with a little cream from top of can of coconut milk, add some fresh grated ginger and a pinch of salt. Ono!

Most classic dessert is Haupia (coconut pudding). Learn about it here:

http://www.aroundhawaii.com/lifestyle/food/2006-12_haupia_the_secret_is_slow_cooking_and_constant_stirring.html

And don't forget music. Maybe start here:

http://www.amazon.com/Painted...

Pomaika`i

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Lewy
Lewy May 24, 2012

Awesome! Thank you so much for the ideas!

Sam1148
Sam1148 May 24, 2012

Hawaiian Bread. The supermarket product is good.
And pod up "IZ" (Israel "IZ" Ka?ano?i Kamakawiwo?ole ) version of "over the rainbow" and "it's a beautiful world"
And for camp factor the theme from the Hawaii 5-0.

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ChefOno
ChefOno May 25, 2012

As long as it's the original score, not the one they mangled in the remake.

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