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Old 12-29-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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My New Year's Eve Luau Menu

Kalua Pua'a
3 lb Pork Butt Roast
2 C water
1/4 C liquid smoke
1/4 Kosher salt (or Hawaiian sea salt)

Put roast fat side up in a baking pan or Dutch oven. Mix water and liquid smoke pour over roast and rub in. Cover roast with salt. Cover pan with a tight fitting lid or tightly sealed foil. Bake at 350 for 3.5 hours. Remove from oven. Shred meat with forks, pour liquid back into meat. Serve on Kings Hawaiian Sweet bread.

Roasted Pork TenderLoin in Polynesian BBQ sauce
Pork Tenderloin
1/2 C hoison sauce
1/2 C black bean sauce
1/4 C tamari
2 tsp fresh grated ginger root
1 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
3 Tbls minced garlic
2 Tbls brown sugar
1 Tbls dry sherry
2 Tbls tomato paste
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp red food coloring
Marinade pork in remaining ingredients 24 hours... roast, serve in slices.

Chicken Long Rice
1 bundle (1 3/4 oz.) bean threads (long rice)
2 pounds chicken (breasts or thighs)
2 tablespoons macadamia nut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 can (10 oz.) whole mushrooms, drained or 8 dried shiitake mushrooms*
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions

Soak long rice in warm water for 30 minutes; drain and cut into 2 inch lengths. Remove skin and bones from chicken; reserve for stock if desired. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes. Heat oil in a large skillet and saute chicken and garlic until light brown. Add stock, ginger, soy sauce, mushrooms and long rice. Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is tender. Sprinkle with green onions just before serving. Makes 8 servings.


Ahi Poke
2 pounds fresh tuna steaks, cubed
1 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sambal olek
2 tablespoons finely chopped macadamia nuts

In a medium size non-reactive bowl, combine Ahi, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, sambal olek, and macadamia nuts; mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

*soak shiitake mushrooms in warm water for 15 to 30 minutes, then remove stem and cut into quarters

Hawaiian Potato Salad

4-5 large potatoes
1 cup shell macaroni-dry
1-2 carrots chopped
2 celery stalks-chopped
2-3 pickles to taste-chopped
1 cup peas
2 stalks green onion-chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Zesty Italian dressing
2 T. pickle juice (or less)

Boil potatoes until tender. Cool and cut into cubes. Cook macaroni per package directions. Toss with remaining ingredients. Add dressing.

Salmon Cream Cheese Dip
Rice Pudding (cooked rice, crushed pineapple, homemade whipped cream)
Banana Bread

Fruit tray... pineapple, kiwi, star fruit, orange slices

Rum Drinks
Soda, Water & Kona Coffee
Champagne

Rum balls (and other Christmas cookies left over in the freezer)

I 'think' that's it!
Can you think of anything else that would go well in a luau?

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Old 12-29-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
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FORGET VEGAS! I'M COMING TO YOUR HOUSE........
ALL I CAN SAY IS YUMMO!
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:41 PM   #3
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That's what I'm aiming for!
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No thanks, I'm having hot wings and cocktail weenies... #$%!, Can I come? :D Excellent menu, time to adjust MY menu! :D
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Sounds good, Spryte. Are you going to do the
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I think we should leave that up to you Wasabi..
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Had to hang up my grass skirt.......arthritis.
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:04 AM   #8
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Well... I do have some luau music... so we'll see! I guess it depends how many mai tais I've had!
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Well... I do have some luau music... so we'll see! I guess it depends how many mai tais I've had!


Please let us know how your luau turned out. And remember , after the mai tais:

Whenever you're watching a hula girl dance
You gotta be careful, you're tempting romance
Don't keep your eyes on her hips
Her naughty hula hips
Keep your eyes on the hands

Remember she's telling a story to you
Her opu is swaying, but don't watch the view
Don't concentrate on the swing
It doesn't mean a thing
Keep your eyes on the hands

And when she goes around the island
Swinging hips so tantalizing
Just keep your eyes where they belong
[alternate version]
And when her grass skirt goes a-swishing Because the hula has a feeling
Keep your head and don't go wishing That will send your senses reeling
That you would like to mow the lawn It makes a weak man strong


Your eyes are revealing
You're fooling no one
No use in concealing
You're having some fun

But if you're too young to date
Or over ninety-eight
Keep your eyes on the hands
They tell the story
Just keep your eyes on the hands




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Old 12-30-2004, 03:41 PM   #10
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Sounds good, Spryte. Are you going to do the
You need to teach us, wasabi, you are the expert. I want to come to this luau, even though I do not have a mumu, but I can wear my Norwegian bunad, will that work?????
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As long as you can swing your hips in it, norg.
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As long as you can swing your hips in it, norg.
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee, do I get to wear a lei too? My bunad is basically blue and ecru.
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An orchid lei would look faaaaaaabulous with that.





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An orchid lei would look faaaaaaabulous with that.

Yes, it certainly would wasabi, it certainly would. I also have a 1500 viking dress, if you want to borrow (it is not that old, it is a modern copy)
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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee, do I get to wear a lei too? My bunad is basically blue and ecru.

Everyone gets lei'd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)
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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee, do I get to wear a lei too? My bunad is basically blue and ecru.

Everyone gets lei'd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)
greenies??? :roll:
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I've been wanting to throw a real luau for years now (it's been a dozen since I lived there, and have quite a few correspondents in Hawaii). You've inspired me. Maybe for my summer party this year (I 'do' two parties a year). I'll bet I've been to more luaus than almost everyone on this site put together, and I'm dying for some of the dishes we used to consider just normal food. Chicken adobo. Chicken Long Rice. I cannot remember what it was called, but a dish with the pork cooked in the ground, then stir fried with cabbage. Sate. Poke. Sushi and sashimi. Chow Mein which I used to buy by the tub fulls for parties (in the continental US it is billed as lo mein). Oh, dear, I'm waxing nostalgic. Hope your party went well!!!
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Old 01-02-2005, 07:42 PM   #19
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Claire,
The pig cooked in the ground is called kalua pig.
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I've never been to Hawaii or a luau and I think I pulled it off pretty well. A friend from another board said that she stir fries the kalua pig w/cabbage. I didn't make chicken adobo (but I used to make it all the time... my X is Filipino)
Anyway... we had a lot of fun... it went great... everyone loved the food & drinks... I think the favorites were kalua pua'a and ahi poke. (and the Blue Hawaiians!)

Time to start planning my next party... I do about 2 a year too!
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