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.
of the Luau
old Hawaii a luau meant a lavish food extravaganza to
fete royalty, foreign dignitaries, powerful chieftains,
or hundreds of guests at important weddings, christenings
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.
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.
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!
bundle (1 3/4 oz.) bean threads (long rice)
2 pounds chicken (breasts or thighs)
2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
8 dried shiitake mushrooms*
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions
shiitake mushrooms in warm water for 15 to 30 minutes,
then remove stems and cut into quarters
long rice in warm water for 30 minutes; drain and
cut into 2 inch lengths.
skin and bones from chicken; reserve for stock if
chicken into 1 inch cubes.
oil in a large skillet and sauté chicken and garlic
until light brown.
stock, ginger, soy sauce, mushrooms and long rice.
covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is
with green onions just before serving.