Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A couple friends just returned from a two-week trip to Hawaii. While we're still a bit jealous, we've decided to make the best of it by re-creating some of the best dishes they ate in Honolulu.
Hawaiian cooking uses a lot of pork and their slow-cooked Kalua pork is a great dish that's similar to pulled pork, so it's always a crowd pleaser. Island cuisine also uses a lot of the fresh fish that's plentiful around the islands. Luckily, mainland supermarkets are stocking higher and higher quality seafood, so you can replicate the raw preparations with ease.
Pictured at the top is Tuna Poke from Food52. It's a delicious tuna tartare with sesame seeds, sesame oil and soy sauce. We love the idea of serving it in a martini glass.
We also enjoyed the Kalua Pork from the Food Network, below. It's slow-cooked pork perfection you can serve in any number of ways.
Time to summon the great tastes of Hawaii in your kitchen!
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Posted by FoodPair at 10:32 PM