The month of June commemorates King Kamehameha I Day in Hawaii; however, you can celebrate the flavors of the islands wherever you live! Treat your family to a traditional Hawaiian menu of tuna Poke Bowl, and succulent Kuala pork made in your slow cooker. Try the creamy Hawaiian pasta salad, and finish with Haupia, a delightful coconut pudding.
Steamed rice is a staple of Hawaiian cuisine, like in this flavorful salad. Scoop steamed brown rice into a bowl, and layer it with salad greens and any crunchy veggies you like. Sautee chunks of fresh tuna and diced green onion in a savory broth of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and aromatic seasonings. Top the salad with the tuna and enjoy!
One of the highlights of a classic Hawaiian luau is Kalua pig. They dig a hole in the ground, rub a whole pig down with flavorful spices, and roast it slowly for hours. You can still enjoy the taste with this easy modern kitchen friendly version. Season a pork butt with Hawaiian salt and liquid smoke, and let your slow cooker do the rest.
Here is a gloriously creamy salad that only requires pasta, shredded carrot, milk, mayo, and seasoning to taste. Feel free to adjust the mayonaiise to make the dressing as thick or thin as you like. Sprinkle a little paprika on top for color.
If you adore coconut, then you must try this fabulous Hawaiian dessert. Haupia is a sweet pudding made with coconut milk that is thickened and flavored with sugar, cornstarch, and a little coconut essence. After it has firmed up in the fridge, top the haupia with toasted coconut, and cut into squares.
About Chef Robert
My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.