We tried a lot of delicious recipes for our recent luau. Here are some of the highlights:
“PINEAPPLE CHEESE BALL”
A classic cheese ball recipe with pineapple made this a perfect Hawaiian appetizer. Served with crackers, it was gone before we knew it!
We used store bought meatballs (the plain variety, don’t use Italian!) and added a delicious, Hawaiian sauce.
“ALOHA PULLED PORK”
This recipe is so tender and flavorful, it’s perfect for a luau or anytime! Serve them on King Hawaiian rolls and you have a delicious sandwich.
” KONA” RICE
“SURF’S UP” PINEAPPLE & HAM SKEWERS
This is classic Hawaiian fare and is so easy and delicious. Simply cut up cubes of ham (we used Corn King boneless, fully cooked ham) and cubes of fresh pineapple and skewer them. We added maraschino cherries for a pop of color and extra flavor. That’s it!
FRESH VEGGIES AND “TAKE A DIP”
We put together a platter of fresh veggies and dip. The dip was labeled “Take a Dip”. We thought that was kind of cute!
A fun addition to the luau was a fish bowl filled with fish crackers and served with a small fish net. The label “Go Fishin'” told our guests all they needed to know!
A huge focal point of our luau was the fresh fruit table, highlighted by a pineapple “palm” tree. The tree is an easy thing to make – as long as you have someone who is willing to make a base and skewer (it really needs to be metal to support the weight) for the pineapples. We surrounded the tree with fresh fruit and served it with a delicious, tropical fruit dip.
“TROPICAL FRUIT DIP”
“WAIKI KEY LIME MOUSSE”
“COCONUT BEACH PIE”
The key lime mousse was smooth, creamy and yummy. We served the mousse in small, plastic cups with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of fresh key lime on top.
Our version of coconut cream pie was a coconut cream in a cup, topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut.
NON-ALCOHOLIC “BLUE HAWAII” PUNCH