What is a good food menu for a Luau party?!

Question: What is a good food menu for a Luau party?
I need multiple food(s) for an appetizer, main dish and dessert. Many different choices would be great. Thanks!


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I don't know how fancy you want to get...but here's some suggestions:

24 dried banana leaves (usually available in an oriental market)
? lb salted cod or butter fish cut into 6 pieces
6 boneless chicken thighs
1 lb belly pork or boneless pork chops, cut into 6 pieces
2 lbs Spinach
Sea salt or Kosher salt

Soak the dry banana leaves in water 10-15 min until they are soft. Take 2 and 2, make like tick tack toe. Add handful raw spinach in middle then top with chicken, pork, fish, and a sprinkle of sea/Kosher salt. (if using salt cod, you do not need too much extra salt.) Cover meats with more spinach. Fold the banana leaves crisscross, like weaving, and tie up with a rubber band. Wrap remaining bundles. Bring water to a boil in a steamer. Place laulaus in steamer; lower heat and simmer for 6 hours or until done. Makes 6 servings.


9-12 pounds chicken wings, thighs, and breasts pieces

Sauce Ingredients:
? cup Frozen pineapple juice concentrate
1/3 cup White wine
? cup Chicken broth
? cup Shoyu/Soy Sauce
? cup Ketchup
? Teaspoon powdered ginger or a pinch of fresh ginger
1-2 drops Worcestershire sauce

Wash chicken parts and pat dry with paper towels. Mix all sauce ingredients in bowl. Brush over chicken parts. Grill over barbecue for about 40 minutes. Turn and baste with sauce until chicken is done. Serves 10-12 people as a main course.

1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 pound cleaned and deveined shrimp
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup crushed macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly coat a baking dish with olive oil. Place flour in a small bowl. Dredge shrimp in flour, then dip into coconut milk and roll in crushed macadamia nuts. Place in baking dish and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through. Serve 3 shrimp on a bed of rice topped with orange lime sauce. Makes 4 servings

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 pound cleaned and deveined shrimp
1 beer
? cup coconut flakes
Place flour in a small bowl. Dredge shrimp in flour, then dip into beer and roll in coconut flakes. Deep fry for 1 ? minutes. Serve 3 shrimp on a bed of rice topped with orange lime sauce. Makes 4 servings
10oz jar orange marmalade
3 tablespoons tangy mustard
1 tablespoon lime juice
To create orange lime sauce combine all sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and warm.

1 head cabbage chopped
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery or peppers
3 packages Ramen chicken soup (dry soup pks)
1 bag frozen peas
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 Tablespoon sugar
8oz chunk almonds, toasted
4 Tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Mix cabbage, green onions, and celery. Break up dry Ramen noodles and toss in. Mix dressing of vinegar, oil, and soup mix. Toss dressing and toasted almonds and sesame seeds with salad mix. This yields a lot of salad and is best served same day. Serves 15-20 people.

8 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 can lychee pitted and drained or 11 ounce can mandarin oranges drained
3 ? cups cool whip
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups mini marshmallows
? cup milk
1 cup maraschino cherries

In a large bowl pineapple, lychee or mandarin oranges, whipped topping, coconut, marshmallows and milk. Chill 1 hour. Garnish with cherries before serving. Serves 12.

3/8 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
2 cups flower
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 mashed banana
1 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
Cream together butter and sugar. Gradually add beaten egg, sift flower, baking powder and salt. Fold in mashed banana. Melt butter and sprinkle brown sugar through it on bottom of pan, 8 inches square or small angel food pan. Add well drained crushed pineapple and chopped macadamia nuts. Pour batter over this mixture and bake in pre-heated oven of 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Serves 8-10.

EDIT: make some fun Aloha cupcakes http://www.crazyaboutcupcakes.com/tiki.h…

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