If you are planning your wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii, we want to help you get the most from your trip. If you're planning your Hawaiian style wedding elsewhere, we want to help you bring Hawaii to your own backyard, wherever that may be. Here is a collection of wonderful resources to help you do just that; we have some great cookbooks to help you with throwing an authentic luau, local style. We also have crafting books to teach you to crochet your own Hawaiian lei as locals do.
We also have free recipes for a Hawaiian theme wedding or luau, as well as articles and tips for your Hawaiian style reception or party.
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HAUPIA (Hawaiian dessert)
1 3/4 cups frozen coconut milk
5 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water
Thaw coconut milk over low heat. Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water. Stir mixture into coconut milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Pour into an 8 inch square pan. Let cool until firm. Makes six servings.
Ingredients: (part 1)
1 1/2 lb salmon fillets
Lay salmon on bed of salt in glass dish, cover with more salt. Put in refrigerator and leave overnight. Wash off salt & dice the salmon into small cubes.
Ingredients: (part 2)
1 small onion
Peel & dice tomatoes & onion. Mix with salmon. Toss lightly and leave for a few hours. Lomi lomi salmon always tastes best the next day!
OVEN KALUA PORK
3 lb pork butt
2 cups water
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 cup Hawaiian Salt (or rock salt)
Place pork fat side up in a roasting pan or deep casserole dish. Combine water and liquid smoke; pour over meat. Sprinkle with salt. Cover and roast in oven at 400 degrees F. for three hours. Remove from pan and shred. Makes six servings.