Topic: Sweet 16 food ideas?
June 18, 2019 / By Columbine Question:
It's a luau theme, and its full of teenagers , please if anyone has ideas for some easy snack foods, pass it on!
Bernice | 6 days ago
great have some hawaiian ideas
and some fruit punch
here are some recipes i like
u should follow it
"How to Throw a Hawaiian Luau Party
If you are throwing a party, try going with a Hawaii theme and throw your own luau. A luau is basically a Hawaiian feast to celebrate special occasions like weddings, birthday parties, holidays, etc. Like a Texas barbeque, luaus are usually held outdoors, but if that's not feasible where you live, you can hold it indoors. The main thing is for everyone to enjoy the food, the company, and the atmosphere. Throwing a Hawaiian party can be easy and fun if you just follow a few simple steps. For products related to your luau, visit our Party Time section in our store. We recommend the book, "Entertaining Hawaiian Style" for recipes, ideas and planning your party.
1. Get the proper attire and attitude. This means fun Hawaiian shirts or dresses and a fun care-free attitude. Let your guests know ahead of time that the party will have a Hawaiian theme and encourage them to wear their favorite Hawaiian attire.
2. Put on your favorite Hawaiian CD to create a festive mood for your guests.
3. Get a bunch of silk flower leis for you and your guests. If you want, you can go with the more expensive real flower leis shipped from Hawaii. Real or fake, the leis add a touch of authenticity to your party.
4. Serve traditional Hawaiian luau food. This usually includes poi (if you can't get fresh poi in a bag, we have convenient poi powder,...just add water), kalua pig (see recipe below), lomi salmon (see recipe below), chicken long rice (see recipe below), and haupia. You can also have pineapple or other tropical fruits and chocolate covered or salted macadamia nuts since they are almost universally popular.
5. Make tropical drinks like Hawaiian iced tea, pineapple juice, pina coladas, daiquiris, and mai tais. We recommend the book, "101 Great Tropical Drinks" for ideas and recipes.
6. Set up the entrees on a single table buffet-style, decorated with flowers (real or fake) and other tropical touches.
7. Use paper or plastic plates and utensils. Some paper plates come with tropical designs on them for added flair.
8. If you throw your party outdoors, set up a few tiki torches with citronella to achieve proper luau lighting and to keep mosquitoes away.
We are in the process of putting together a luau section in our store to make it easier for you order the things you need in the quantities appropriate for your luau.
Free Hawaiian Luau Recipes
Kalua Pig (serves 6-8 people)
Pork butt chunk - 4 to 6 lbs
Hawaiian salt - 2 to 3 tablespoons
Liquid smoke - 2 tablespoons (coming soon)
Traditional kalua pig is cooked in an underground oven full of hot rocks. But since that is impractical for most of us, here's how you can make it in the comforts of you kitchen.
First, take the pork butt and score it all over. Then rub Hawaiian salt and liquid smoke on all sides. Place the seasoned butt onto a piece of aluminum foil and wrap it so that no steam can escape. Place it in a roasting pan and roast in an over preheated to
450°F degrees. Cook at this temperature for 1 hour, then reduce the heat to 400°F and cook for another 3-4 hours or until done. Shred the butt and add more Hawaiian salt if necessary.
Your home-made kalua pig should taste like the real thing! Enjoy!
Lomi Salmon (serves 8-10 people)
Salted salmon - 1/2 to 3/4 lbs
Half a large onion
Green onion - 1 bunch
Tomatoes - 6 to 8 big ones
Lomi Salmon is a very popular Hawaiian dish commonly found on the menu at a luau. Some people like to eat it by itself while others like to mix it in their poi.
Dice the tomatoes, but do not strain them, and place them in a large mixing bowl. Dice the onions into very small pieces and mix them into tomatoes. Chop up the green onions and mix them into the tomatoes. Shred the salted salmon into very small pieces and mix them into the tomatoes. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Taste the lomi salmon. The longer you let it sit, the saltier it gets. If it tastes bland, add more salted salmon (or salt). Not all salted salmon are equally salty so experiment with the ratio of salted salmon, tomatoes, and onions to suite your taste buds. But remember that it is supposed to be salty, but not so salty that it is overpowering.
Chicken Long Rice (serves 12-15 people)
Chicken Broth - 6 cups
Long Rice - 1 package (Oriental section of most markets)
Soy Sauce - 1/2 cup (to taste)
Sugar - 1/2 cup (to taste)
Chicken Strips - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - 1 chopped medium onion
Mushrooms - approx 7 sliced mushrooms
Garlic - 1 clove, minced
Water Chestnuts - 1/2 can
Chicken Long Rice is another staple found at almost all luaus and is fairly easy to make in large quantities.
First soak the long rice in water for 15-20 minutes until it is slightly soft, then cut into smaller pieces about 6-8 inches in length. Cook the chicken in oil along with the garlic, onions, soy sauce, and sugar. When done, chop or shred into short strips. Pour 6 cans of chicken broth into a pot and bring to a mellow boil. Dump the chicken, mushrooms, onions and water chestnuts into the broth. Add the long rice and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes. The long rice will absorb most of the liquid during this time. Add the green onions and keep warm until served. Experiment with the ingredient content and ratios to your taste. "
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ham and pineapple on skewers,
grilled pineapple with ice cream and butterscotch sauce
Lots of fruit and pork is all I can think of.
For my occasion I made vegetarian spring rolls, an antipasto plate with sundried tomatoes, marinated artichokes, falafels, boreks, hummus, tzatziki and beetroot dip (sounds gross, somewhat tasted quite useful), with turkish bread and biscuits... vegetarian fritatta couscous with roast potatoes, pumpkin, sultana and pinenuts vegetarian pizzas with artichoke, tomato, capsicum, cheese, olives and pesto mayonnaise. yum.
fruit kabobs . . . . grapes, melon, pineapples, strawberries, apples .
1. get sturdy sticks
2. cut fruit
3. put on sticks & enjoy!