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Hawaiian Pickled Onions

This is one of the recipes from Mrs Susie. If you want to find out more about her have a look at her biography page which she has written. Mrs Susie specialises in Oriental cooking.

History of the Luau

In old Hawaii a luau meant a lavish food extravaganza to fete royalty, foreign dignitaries, powerful chieftains, or hundreds of guests at important weddings, christenings or birthdays.

Luaus often lasted for days and required an incredible amount of preparation. Guests sat on mats on the ground, with food piled high in calabash bowls in front of them.They ate a bit, danced a bit, drank a little and sang a lot. A rollicking shared experience . . . a feast of aloha.

Today the luau is a major visitor attraction and dozens are held daily throughout the islands. Needless to say, some preparations have been streamlined, although the traditional roast pig and other authentic delectables are still served.

Now with these dishes on the menu we are ready to set the scene. If you can't get to Hawaii then organize your own group at home. Remember . . . a Hawaiian luau is a fun affair . . . casual, informal, abounding in merriment. No age barrier here. The crowd is mixed, Island-style. Here, at Hub-UK you will find everything you need to have your own Luau!

Ingredients

1 green bell pepper
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen small whole onions or small pickling onions
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Hawaiian salt
Crushed red pepper to taste

Method

  • Remove seeds and membrane from bell pepper, slice into 1/4 inch strips.
  • Place bell pepper and onions in a glass jar. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over vegetables.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight, shake occasionally.

Serves 8

Enjoy!
Mrs Susie

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