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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    San Diego, CA

    Help me with a LUAU themed side dish

    Off to a luau friday night and need to bring a side dish or dessert. looking for an EASY-TYPE dish. was thinking of a pineapple coleslaw or ???

    your suggestions are happily appreciated!


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  2. #2
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    Aug 2000
    I posted (last year, I think) about a slaw that I served in a pineapple. Very pretty and very tasty! Will look to see if I can find the recipe.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Houston, TX
    We did a Luau last year and served both a Cucumber-Papaya Salad and a Pineapple-Coconut Rice that were both great. We also did Hawaiian Baked Bananas that can be either a side dish or a dessert, and a Mango Cheesecake. Let me know if you're interested in any of the recipes.

  4. #4
    Mango Salsa
    1 cup tomato, diced
    1 cup mango, diced
    1/4 cup red pepper, diced
    1/4 cup red onion, diced
    1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
    3 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
    1 tablespoon jalapeno, minced
    1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper

    Combine and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

    Coconut Cheesecake Bars

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Total Time: 3 hr 35 min
    Makes: 16 servings, 1 bar each

    1-1/2 cups soft coconut macaroon cookie crumbs
    2 Tbsp. margarine, melted
    2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup cream of coconut
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    2 eggs

    PREHEAT oven to 350F. Mix crumbs and margarine. Press firmly onto bottom of greased 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. Beat cream cheese, sugar, cream of coconut and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.
    POUR over crust.
    BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into 16 bars to serve. Store leftover bars in refrigerator.

    How To Easily Remove Bars From Pan
    Line pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Grease foil. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of pan and continue as directed. After dessert is baked and cooled, lift from pan, using foil handles. Discard foil. Cut into bars as directed.
    All That's Left Are The Crumbs

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    You could do a trifle with angel food cake, pineapple, cream and vanilla pudding.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    gaithersburg MD
    how about an easy lomi lomi salmon using canned salmon with diced tomatoes and onions. Denise

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    San Diego, CA
    loved the ideas. wish i had time to get the rice dish from you kelly, but alas the party is tonight and with DH out of town, i did my shopping yesterday morning. i pulled up grace's recipe for cole slaw which had rave reviews and will just add some crushed pineapple. hope that will work okay.

    thanks for all your suggestions!
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    can i get that recipe for the salmn dish? i also have got to get a side dish or a side salad together for wednesday.

  9. This recipe I have for salmon and cilantro potato salad always goes over well:

    I also have this for pineapple chicken salad. I haven't tried it, sounds good though:

    Have fun!!

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