How to Cook a Hawaiian Dinner

Planning to invite a Hawaiian friend for a dinner but don’t know what to cook? Don’t worry, some of the popular but easy to make Hawaiian dishes are a few steps away. You can substitute chicken with beef, seafood or any other poultry meat. Likewise you can replace fruit salad with fresh vegetable salad or coleslaw or can serve all of them together.

Things Required:

– Stove
– Mixing bowls
– Measuring Cups
– Measuring spoons
– Knife
– Cutting board
– Serving plates
– Serving bowls


  • 1

    Main course: Make Huli Huli chicken

    Chicken wings, thighs, and breasts pieces: 9-12 lbs
    Frozen pineapple juice concentrate: 1/4 cup
    White wine: 1/3 cup
    Chicken broth: 1/2 cup
    Soy sauce: 1/4 cup
    Ketchup: 1/4 cup
    Powdered ginger or a pinch of fresh ginger: 1/4 teaspoon
    Worcestershire sauce: 1 - 2 drops

    Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly under running water and pat dry with paper towels. Combine all saucy ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and mix them thoroughly. Apply this concoction to the chicken pieces with a clean kitchen brush and set aside for 15 to 50 minutes. Grill the marinated chicken pieces over barbecue for 35 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is done, turning occasionally and basting with the sauce.

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  • 2

    Side Dish: Make lomi lomi salmon

    Salted salmon fillets: 8 oz
    Fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
    Maui onion or any mild onion (diced): 1 medium
    Salt for seasoning (if you are using unsalted fish)

    Season the salmon fillet with salt and shred into small pieces in a medium sized bowl. Add diced tomatoes and onions to the shredded fish and combine all the three ingredients thoroughly with your hands. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for one hour before serving.

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  • 3

    Salad: Make Hawaii fruit salad with banana dressing

    Pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes: 1
    Cantaloupe: 1 medium
    Honeydew melon: 1 medium
    Papaya, pared and cut into 1/4 inch slices: 1
    Green grape, cut in half lengthwise: 1 cup
    Strawberry, cut in half lengthwise: 1 cup
    Ripe bananas, peeled, sliced: 2
    Sour cream: 1 cup
    Firmly packed brown sugar: 1/4 cup
    Lemon juice: 1 1/2 teaspoons

    Make banana dressing first by combining the last four ingredients in a blender and blend for 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth. Remove the dressing from the blender and refrigerate for two hours. Place all the cut fruits in a large mixing bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve the fruit salad separately with chilled banana dressing.

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    Desert: Make Hello Dollies

    Butter: 1/2 cup
    Vanilla wafers, crushed: 2 cups
    Chocolate chips: 1 cup
    Salted macadamia nut, chopped: 1 cup
    Dried pineapple, diced: 1/4 cup
    Coconut: 1 cup
    Rum flavouring: 3 teaspoons
    Can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk: 1 (14 ounce)
    Can sweetened condensed milk: 1 (14 ounce)

    Melt butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan and sprinkle wafer crumbs evenly over it. Top the wafers evenly with chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried pineapple and coconut. Open up the can of condensed milk and carefully stir in rum flavour. Drizzle the milk over the dry ingredients in the baking pan and bake for half an hour in an oven preheated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool on the wire rack before cutting into pieces of your choice.

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