The Hawaiian cuisine reflects the diverse culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands. Their food is a fusion of local, ethnic and indigenous cooking from other cultures. Among the most popular Hawaiian dishes that we know of include Lau Lau, Loco Moco, Poi, Pasteles and Chicken Long Rice among many others. But did you know that you can also enjoy the signature Hawaiian taste in your barbecues? Check out these barbecue recipes we compiled just for you!
Use the ultimate Hawaiian barbecue sauce for your grilled treats! Get a saucepan and combine some pineapple juice, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar and garlic. Stir the ingredients and let the mixture boil. Use medium to high heat. When the sauce starts to simmer, turn the heat to low and let it simmer for the next 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add your ginger, remove the saucepan from the stove and let it cool.
To make the huli-huli chicken sauce, get a mixing bowl and combine some ketchup, brown sugar, chicken broth or sherry, soy sauce, minced garlic and fresh gingerroot. Get a third of the mixture and set it aside because it will be used later for basting. Get two re-sealable plastic bags like the Ziploc and put 12 chicken thighs into each. Divide the marinade into two and pour each of the two parts inside each of the bags. Seal the plastic bags and turn them to coat the chicken thighs. Put them inside the fridge and leave them there for at least 8 hours. The following day, discard the marinade from the bags and grill the chicken over medium heat for approximately 6 to 8 minutes per side. Use the sauce for basting.
The luau pulled pork is actually just pulled pork only it’s marinated in Hawaiian sauce. To make the marinade (that will be injected to the pork butt), simply combine some Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Kosher salt, pineapple juice, soy sauce and dry mustard powder. Stir the ingredients thoroughly and inject it into the pork butt and then apply barbecue rub onto the meat. Grill until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Kalua Pork
The kalua pork or kalua pig is a whole pig cooked underground or in a pit. The meat is simply sprinkled with Hawaiian salt and then wrapped in Ti leaves. It will then be wrapped in foil and then cooked on the grill.
To give your barbecue ribs a Hawaiian flavor, you must ensure that your sauce is perfect. Just combine some chicken stock, pineapple sauce, hoisin, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, chile and green onions in a large saucepan. Stir the ingredients and bring the sauce into a boil. When it’s already boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer until it’s already thick. Brush the ribs with the sauce and grill them until they reach your preferred doneness.
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