Polynesian Dinner Party
- Patricia K Nov 20, 2005 11:05 PM
In the depth of winter, my husband and I are having a Polynesian dinner party for 14 people - have to beat the winter blues!
Any suggestions or ideas for Polynesian/Hawaiian fare for a hungry crowd? Thanks!!
Chicken katsu with Pineapple coleslaw. You can find the CK recipe using search function I'm sure. As for the slaw, my recipe is below:
2 pounds shredded green cabbage or buy bagged slaw if you're lazy
3 Tbs cilantro chopped
1/2 maui onion or red onion sliced thin
1/2 fresh pineapple, diced into small cubes
3 Tbs rice vinegar
3 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs black sesame seeds
3 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs grated ginger
3 Tbs sesame oil
3 Tbs champagne vinegar
Mix the slaw with the dressing 1/2 before serving.
I've only cooked Polynesian food after smoking a cigarette from Maui---and it was always, consistently, a disaster.....so my opinion, not that you asked for it, is to look for another sunny cuisine, like Mexican or Carribean.
I did this at a housewarming and it was a big hit:
Avacado, hearts of palm and red onion salad with cilantro vinegarette.
1 small garlic clove
1/4 cup cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
a 14-ounce can hearts of palm, drained
4 avacados - I prefer Haas
1 small red onion, sliced thin
Boston lettuce leaves (from about 2 heads)
In a blender puree garlic and cilantro with lemon juice, sugar, and salt. Add oil until emulsified.
Cut hearts of palm and avocado into 3/4-inch cubes and in a large bowl with a rubber spatula gently toss with onion and vinaigrette until combined well. Use the lettuce leaves as bowls on top of plates for service.