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Hawaiian Recipes

A guide to Hawaiian food and recipes featuring recipes in categories such as appetizers, drinks, entrees, salads, breads, desserts as well as luau recipes.
  1. Appetizers (Pupus) (8)
  2. Bread and Pastry (6)
  3. Desserts (12)
  4. Hawaii Cookbooks
  5. Hawaiian Food Glossary (2)
  6. Hawaiian Tropical Drink Recipes (22)
  7. Luau Recipes (49)
  8. Macadamia Nut Recipes (14)
  9. Main Courses (38)
  10. Recipe Collections (10)
  11. Salads and Side Dishes (12)
  12. Tahitian Recipes (12)

Luau Food and Recipes
A collection of recipes for most of the foods that you'll find at luaus in the islands of Hawaii. Many are very easy to make in your own kitchen once your return home.

Hawaiian Food for Your Holiday Cookout
When you're planning your summer cookout, why not offer some Hawaiian food? These recipes will bring back great memories of your Hawaii vacation and maybe make you think about planning your next trip to the islands.

Hawaiian Seafood
A guide to the various types of seafood found in the islands of Hawaii which you're likely to find at an island restaurant and supermarket.

Kalua Pig (Hawaiian Pulled Pork)
Even if you don't have an imu (Hawaiian underground oven), you can still make Hawaiian kalua pig at home in your oven from pork butt purchased at your local supermarket.

Lomi Lomi Salmon
Lomi means massage in Hawaiian and you'll see how that name applies to this recipe for Lomi Lomi Salmon.

Loco Moco
A Recipe for Loco Moco, a favorite Hawaiian dish for breakfast or lunch.

Hawaiian Lau Lau
A recipe for Hawaiian Lau Lau served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Ahi Poke (Marinated Raw Tuna)
Most often seen made with the freshest raw ahi (tuna), poke makes a great pupu (appetizer) for any meal.

Teriyaki Beef Recipe
A recipe for Teriyaki Beef served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau.

Reader Submitted Hawaiian Recipes
A Collection of Hawaiian Food Recipes Submitted by the Readers of About.com's Hawaii Travel. See submissions and submit your own recipe.

Kalua Pua'a, or Roast Pork (Alternative Recipe)
A Recipe for Kalua Pua'a also known as Kalua Pig as served at the Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau

This coconut pudding, haupia, is a staple desert at every Hawaiian luau.

Pink Mai Tai Recipe from the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
This is a popular variation of the traditional Mai Tai recipe from the "Mai Tai" Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki. The original Mai Tai was created by Victor J. Bergeron in 1944 and brought to Hawaii in 1953 at the Royal Hawaiian, Moana and Surfrider Hotels.

Lava Flow Recipe - Hawaiian Tropical Drink Recipe
There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow. This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 oz. of light rum and 1 oz. of Malibu® coconut rum. When Malibu® coconut rum is unavilable you can use 1 1/2 oz. of light rum and 1/2 oz. of coconut cream.

Top Hawaiian Regional Cuisine Cookbooks
Our picks for the best cookbooks featuring Hawaiian Regional Cuisine.

Top Sam Choy Hawaiian Regional Cuisine Cookbooks
Our picks for the best cookbooks by Hawaiian master chef Sam Choy.

Hawaiian Cookbook by Roana and Gene Schindler - Book Review
Book review of Roana and Gene Schindler's Hawaiian Cookbook.

"The Food of Paradise" by Rachel Laudan - Book Review
If you're looking for a cookbook, this is not the book for you. If, however, you are looking for an excellent historical perspective on the foods of Hawaii and their ethnic origins, buy this book.

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