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Lu'au recipes

Adobo chicken
Charsui (Chinese smoked spareribs)
Haupia (coconut pudding)
Laulau (Taro Leaf Bundles)

Adobo chicken

1 3-pound stewing chicken (or 5 pounds thighs), cut up
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
2 cloves parlic, minced
1 inch ginger, grated
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons soy sauce

1. Chop chicken into serving-size pieces. Mix with vinegar, water, garlic, bay leaf, soy sauce, salt, pepper.
2. Cook chicken in a pot on high heat. As the liquid thickens, turn heat to low and continue cooking until meat is tender and slightly brown. Stir chicken from time to time, cooking for about 30 to 35 minutes.
Note: To make adobo pork, follow the same procedure but add 1 teaspoon allspice.

Connie Camarillo, Hilo Hawaii

Char Sui (Chinese smoked spareribs)

3 pounds spareribs, cut in half lengthwise

Marinade: 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy souce
2 tablespoon Hoi Sin sauce
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spices powder
1 tablespoon coarse Hawaiian salt
1/8 teaspoon red food coloring

1. Slit the hard bone and score spareribs. Parboil, rinse and drain well.
2. combine marinade ingredients and marinate meat overnight in the refrigerator. Turn and mix occasionally
3. Smoke in a kamdo or smoker for 2 hours, basting occasionally with sauce.

from June Tong, Honolulu, HI

Haupia (Coconut Pudding)

3 cups frozen coconut milk, thawed (or 2 cups fresh coconut milk mixed with 1 cup water)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt

1. In a saucepan, combine coconut milk and sugar. Gradually mix in cornstarch. Add vanilla and salt. Stir and cook on medium heat until thickened.
2. Pour into an oiled 9-inch square pan. chill for at least 1 hour. Cut into 36 squares.

Jane Goo, Anahola, Kauai, Hawai'i

Laulau (Taro Leaf Bundles)

1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, cut into cubes
1 1/2 pounds beef brisket or roase, cut into cubes
1 1/2 pounds salted cod, cut into cubes
3 TO 4 large taro leaves (or fresh spinich

1. Lay 2 taro or spinich leaves crosswise to each other. Place meat and fish on leaves. Gather the corners and tie in a bundle.
2. Steam for 3 hours in a steamer.

Jane Goo, Anahola, Kauai, Hawai'i

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29 April 1996