If you are planning to throw a party, then what better way to impress your guests than throwing a Hawaiian themed party. Read on to know more about Hawaiian party food.
A Hawaiian luau party is an elaborate feast which is accompanied by traditional food and drinks. You can recreate the same magic and atmosphere of a Hawaiian luau party with authentic Hawaiian party food.
Hosting a Hawaiian themed party is a very good option if you would like to imbibe the spirit of the Caribbean into your party. Hawaiian food and drinks can be enjoyed both by kids and adults and it makes a welcome break from the more traditional cocktail parties.
Menu Ideas for a Hawaiian Party
Before discussing the different types of food that you can make at home for a Hawaiian themed party, let us first discuss the menu for the Hawaiian party. When you are deciding upon the menu for a Hawaiian party, there are some things that you have to keep in mind.
Take care that your Hawaiian recipes has a balance of both spicy and non spicy food as some of your guests may not eat too much of spice. If you are planning to serve a whole roasted pig, find out if your guests are okay with it. Not all your friends might like to see a roasted pig at the dining table. Here are a few Hawaiian party menus for you.
Hawaiian Iced Tea
Pork Fried Rice
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi
Potato Crab Salad
Coconut and Chocolate Pie
Pineapple Mango Salsa
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Lomi Lomi Salmon
Mai Tai Cocktail
Tropical Fruit Salad
Chicken and Pork Adobo
Coconut Cream Pie
Recipes for Hawaiian Party
Traditionally, a roasted pig over an open fire is an essential food item if you want to throw a great Hawaiian luau party. But, that might not be practical, when you are having the party at your apartment. Here we will present to you some authentic Hawaiian party food that you can easily make at home if you have the right ingredients.
Oven Kalua Pork
1 ½ kg Pork, fat trimmed
4 tablespoons barbecue smoked seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
Method Preheat the oven to 350º C while you prepare the pork. Wash the pork thoroughly and rub the barbecue smoked seasoning all over it. Add the salt and wrap the pork tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake the pork for around 5 hours and then check if the pork is fully done. Remove the foil from the pork and shred the mead with a fork. Serve the shredded pork meat in a platter along with pickled vegetables.
Lomi Lomi Salmon
12 pieces of salmon fillet
2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
½ cup onions, diced
3 tablespoons spring onions, chopped
¼ cup coarse sea salt
24 whole iceberg lettuce leaves
Method Take a zip lock bag and place the salmon fillets into it. Add salt and rub it thoroughly on the salmon fillets until they are evenly coated. Chill the salmon overnight in the refrigerator. Remove the salmon from the bag and wash it in running water. Take a bowl of ice-cold water and soak the salmon for two hours.
Drain and pat dry the fish with a kitchen towel. Dice the salmon fillets into small pieces and place them in a bowl. Add the diced onions, tomatoes and spring onions to the fish and mix them. Take two tablespoons of this fish mixture and place it carefully on the lettuce leaves. Because this dish is not too spicy, it is one of the best party food for kids.
Chicken Char Siu
12 chicken thighs
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
Method In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, grated ginger and minced garlic and combine well. Add a bit of water if the marinade is too thick. Grease a baking tray with the cooking spray and place the chicken thighs on it.
Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs and roast them in a moderately hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn the chicken thighs and roast them for another 10 to 15 minutes until it is cooked through and is golden brown in color.
So, these were some traditional Hawaiian food that is just perfect for a get together with friends and family. Try these recipes the next time you are throwing a Hawaiian theme party and get ready to have a successful and memorable party.