Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Major Disappointment

There's no recipe for lumpia in "Another Taste of Aloha' and I'm kicking myself because the book next to it was "A Taste of Aloha" (same authors) and I bet it was in that first one.

But here are some Hawaiian spins on foods we mainlanders cook. We eat prosciutto-wrapped asparagus...and they like -

Leeks and Ham
4 leeks, cleaned and blanched
4 slices Black Forest Ham
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Wrap each leek in ham, put them in a shallow dish, sprinkle the top with Parmesan and bake at 375 until the cheese crisps up - about 30 minutes.

Spinach Salad
1 lb. fresh spinach, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
3 bananas, sliced
1 lb. apples, cored and thin-sliced
10-12 fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 11-oz. cans of mandarin oranges, drained
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 avocado, sliced

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teas. dry mustard
2/3 cup white vinegar
3 T onion juice
2 cups vegetable oil
3 T poppy seeds.
Mix, pour over salad and toss

Just in time for the Easter ham!

Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes
2 eggs
2 teas. vanilla
2 cups sweet potato, grated
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup flaked coconut

Preheat the oven to 325. Beat the eggs and vanilla together, add the other ingredients and mix well. Use a greased 10 x 7 x 2 in. baking dish and bake until the custard is set; about 35 - 45 minutes.

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