SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO HAVE A LUAU THEMED PARTY.
You found a location, sent out invitations, and thought about how you are going to decorate your venue to look like a perfect Hawaiian getaway. This only leaves one thing: what kind of menu will you offer to your guests? A luau offers a great opportunity to showcase your kitchen skill by preparing some luau food that has a unique Hawaiian flavor. We’ve rounded up 5 of the easiest Hawaiian recipes from around the internet for you, so that you and your guest will have some delicious entrees to go along with the good times.
CHECK OUT THESE FIVE EASY LUAU RECIPES:
1) KALUA PORK
Kalua pork, or kalua pig, is a Hawaiian pork dish that is traditionally cooked in an underground oven called an imu. The kalua pig is often the main attraction at modern luaus in Hawaii and other Polynesian islands, and it is a fovorite among tourists and locals. Although traditionally cooked in a special underground oven, there are many recipes available that you can make in an oven or slow cooker. This simple kalua pork recipe will be a hit with your guests and add a little authenticity to your menu.
(Via Pineapple and Coconut)
2) HAWAIIAN CHICKEN SKEWERS
Chicken kebabs are common fare at backyard barbecues for any occasion, but a luau calls for a little Hawaiian flavor. These amazing looking Hawaiian chicken kebabs from Cooking Classy have a tasty Hawaiian marinade and pineapple slices coupled with chicken, onion, and green pepper. The pineapple and marinade sauce take these skewers will take your luau from basic barbecue to tropical paradise.
(Via Cooking Classy)
3) LOMI-LOMI SALMON
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, this fresh luau side dish is perfect for a hot summer night. Lomi-lomi salmon is a simple chilled salad made with salted salmon, onion, tomato, and scallions. Lomi-lomi salmon was introduced to Hawaiians by early Western sailors, and since has become a luau favorite. This dish has many variations, and is served ice-cold.
(Via Food Network)
4) GRILLED ALOHA CHICKEN
This video speaks for itself. This is a ridiculously easy chicken recipe that anyone can handle. It is simple, fast, and easy to prepare. Even picky eaters will love this grilled aloha chicken recipe from Delish. Watch the above video above to see how simple Hawaiian cooking can really be.
5) HAWAIIAN SHRIMP TRUCK SPECIAL
This delicious shrimp dish is based on the food trucks found in Hawaii. These food trucks have been growing in popularity and cater to hungry tourists and surfers along Hawaii’s beaches. It is essentially a garlic and lemon shrimp that is sauteed in a butter sauce. This simple shrimp recipe only takes minutes to cook and is the perfect addition to your luau menu.
(Via Half Baked Harvest)