Having a luau - recipe suggestions?

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  1. tkyes

    tkyes <font color=purple>DIS Earth Angel! :)<br><font c

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    We are having a bbq this weekend and I thought it might be fun to do something different than burgers and hot dogs, so I decided to do a mini luau.

    We aren't going to roast a pig or anything. I was thinking of just doing it a little O Hana style, skewers of meat, etc.

    So does this sound ok - or can you think of anything to add...

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    Chicken skewers, either beef or pork skewers (haven't decided)

    a noodle salad

    tossed salad - with mandarin oranges and toasted almonds

    coconut shrimp

    sesame chicken wings

    pineapple chunks with caramel sauce

    and something else for an easy dessert - i had planned on making ice cream sandwiches out of choc. chip cookies, but that's not very tropical. What do you think ginger cookies with coconut ice cream inside would taste like? hmm, I need help on this one.

    Tamie
     
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  3. CamColt

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    Ohhh, that all sounds great! Are all Disers invited? ;)

    I would be happy with the icecream sandwiches, but if you are looking for something more tropical, how about a Hawaiin Wedding Cake?

    1 box yellow cake mix
    1 8 oz package of cream cheese
    1 package vanilla instant pudding
    2 cups milk
    1 large can crushed pineapple
    1 tub Cool Whip
    coconut
    Mariscino Cherries & Walnuts optional

    Cook the cake as directed, in a rectangle pan.
    Mix cream cheese, pudding & milk until creamy & spread on top of the cool cake.
    Drain the pineapple well and spread on top of the pudding mixture.
    Cover with Cool Whip.
    Top with coconut flakes and split cherries and walnuts.

    Enjoy your party!
     
  4. PoohBWV

    PoohBWV <font color=green>Moderator<br><font color=red>Pro

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    I'm going to keep that Hawaiin wedding cake recipe. Long story, but I'm involved in planning a luau for a local seniors group. This looks like the perfect dessert.
     
  5. Harley Chick

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    I don't know if you have a dressing for this salad, but I use the mandarin orange juice, add a little brown mustard, sesame oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil, and it's awesome.

    Would you mind sharing your recipe for noodle salad?
     
  6. tkyes

    tkyes <font color=purple>DIS Earth Angel! :)<br><font c

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    Thanks Harley Chick :)

    I'll try and remember to grab the recipe for the noodle salad. It's a pretty common one with ramen noodles and cabbage. Not completely Polynesian, but close enough. :)


    Thanks CamColt! Sure, DISers are always invited :)


    Tamie
     
  7. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

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    This sounds soooo good! :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

    If you want something more themed for dessert, how about Dole Whips? (If you have kids, you could even have them make those. DD made them for C'mas morning a couple years ago.) And if you use the pork for the skewers, how about marinating the meat with the White Meat Marinade from the Poly?

    Pineapple Icee Whip
    a Great Pretender for Dole Whips, from from Dole.com

    Prep: 10 min. Freeze: 3 hrs. Makes: 8 servings

    2 cans DOLE Crushed Pineapple (20 oz. each)
    2 Tbl lemon juice
    2 Tbl lime juice
    1/3 c sugar
    ½ c chopped maraschino cherries, mini marshmallow or mini chocolate chips, (optional)
    1½ c heavy whipping cream, whipped

    Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Set aside.

    Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender or food processor container. Cover; blend until smooth. Stir in cherries or marshmallow or chips, if desired.

    Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags. Store bags flat in freezer. Freeze about 1-1/2 hours or until slushy.

    Stir gently pineapple slush into whipped cream until just blended, in large bowl. Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour. Serve.
     
  8. Margie J

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    Hawaiian Chocolate Brownies
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    This recipe is from the Caffe Villa Verde/Disneyland hotel.

    2 1/2 C sugar
    1 1/2 c unsalted butter
    5-oz bitter chocolate, finely grated
    2 C flour, sifted
    6 eggs
    1 C macadamia nuts, chopped

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Line a 15x15-inch baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Butter sides of pan and set aside. In med-size sauce pot, melt sugar, butter and chocolate together, just until chocolate melts. Blend in sifted flour, eggs and nuts. Mix only until flour is moist and eggs are blended. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan and bake for approx 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

    Fudge Topping
    1 C heavy cream
    12-oz sweet dark chocolate, finely grated

    Heat heavy cream to a boil. Reduce heat and add chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture becomes smooth. Remove from oven and cool thoroughly, then frost brownies. Sprinkle brownies with additional chopped macadamia nuts, if desired.
     

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