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Peanut Butter Srirachi Pie?

kaleokahu Jan 31, 2012 07:25 PM

Aloha Kakou:

Anyone know the history of this dish?


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    macaraca RE: kaleokahu Jan 31, 2012 08:14 PM

    Not familiar with it, but it sounds worth trying. Where is it available?

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      kaleokahu RE: macaraca Feb 1, 2012 07:51 AM

      E macaraca:

      New Hawai'ian-inspired restaurant in Seattle, Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whiskey. Have not tried, just curious if the dish had a history.


    2. indelibledotink RE: kaleokahu Feb 1, 2012 12:53 AM


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        macaraca RE: indelibledotink Feb 1, 2012 07:58 AM

        Thai red chili sauce, ubiquitous in SE Asian restaurants here, and even appearing in Emeril's recipes, although his pronunciation of it is unrecognizable west of the Mississippi.

        1. re: macaraca
          indelibledotink RE: macaraca Feb 1, 2012 09:47 AM

          i was just checking the spelling in the original post.

          i've seen some recipes for sandwiches online and i made one last night - it was't bad and i thought it tasted like pbj with some heat and no fruitiness - the sweetness of the sriracha comes out. i then added a slice of roast pork, which was ok as well.

      2. killersmile RE: kaleokahu Feb 1, 2012 01:46 AM

        who came up with this concoction? never heard of it.

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          kathryn RE: kaleokahu Feb 1, 2012 09:14 PM

          A year or so ago there was a winning peanut butter Sriracha COOKIE recipe on the Food Network's Next Top Chef show--something about a contestant who was going to make a peanut butter cookie anyway and the challenge was to incorporate Sriracha into their dishes. A few cooking blogs tried to recreate the recipe shortly thereafter. Since the leap from cookies to pie isn't far, I'm guessing that's where it came from, and it has no historical link to Hawaii.

          There's also very little evidence in Google that dish has appeared anywhere but this new Seattle restaurant serving Hawaiian cuisine. While they may be serving other Hawaiian dishes, this particular dessert seems to be an original.

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          1. re: kathryn
            emu48 RE: kathryn Apr 3, 2012 07:06 AM

            Haven't heard of this creation, but Hawaii was where I stumbled upon (hesitate to say invented, since someone else probably did it before me) the toasted sourdough, peanut butter and hot Indian pickle sandwich. I think it's best with hot lime pickle, but others prefer mango pickle. Spicy hotness and peanuts are a common combination in countless Asian and African dishes, so it's not as strange as it sounds.

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              macaraca RE: emu48 Apr 3, 2012 04:51 PM

              Wow...great idea...I put Indian pickle on all kinds of things, especially breakfast eggs...have got to try it with PB. I never consider what people put together with PB to be strange, ever since my sister grew up favoring PB, Bologna, and Mayo sandwiches.

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                KaimukiMan RE: emu48 Apr 3, 2012 09:08 PM

                iv'e eaten peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches since before i can remember. not at all familiar with indian pickles.

            2. ipsedixit RE: kaleokahu Apr 3, 2012 09:21 PM

              No idea as to history.

              But it sounds amazing. Will have to try to make it at home.

              1. Dapuma RE: kaleokahu Apr 3, 2012 11:40 PM

                seems like the initial inspiration would have come from Vietnamese Spring Rolls as you mix the siracha in with the peanut sauce before you dip them in

                or at least that element then evolved from there, purely hypothetical though

                sounds interesting

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