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Hawaiian Luau

It’s mid-winter in Ontario and that starts to get people down. A Hawaiian Luau is a fun way to help cure those winter blahs. This week’s post is our menu and some pictures to go with it. We started with ordering in Hawaiian pizza – we concentrated on more interesting things to actually make.

Our menu was as follows:

Pizza, tropical fruit salad, mango salsa, virgin margarita, virgin piña colada, and a mango agua fresca.

Chef Karen: I made a tropical salad. I started with fresh pineapple (is there any other kind???), chopped it up into small pieces and added fresh mango and orange to it. To add some colour, I added kiwi. Just before serving I cut up some banana and put it in and also added some chopped, sweetened coconut. It was quite tasty as the sweetness went well with the salty pizza.

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Jonathan: I made the mango salsa and the tropical drinks. For the salsa, I chopped up: cucumber, mangoes, jalapeño pepper, red onion, tomato and I squeezed some fresh lime juice for a zesty spin. These go perfect with lightly salted tortilla chips. For the virgin margarita: I blended 1 can of frozen limeade concentrate, the juice of: 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime, and tons of ice (this is for a slushed margarita, for on-the-rocks, stir in the ingredients and chill with ice). I then rimmed the glass with sugar, garnished with a fresh lime wedge and tropical umbrella. For the virgin piña colada: I blended pineapple juice, coconut milk and ice. For the garnish: place a maraschino cherry on the tropical umbrella. For the mango agua fresca: I chopped up 2 mangoes, blended with 3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, fresh lime juice and ice. Add more sugar or lime depending on taste.

Credits: http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/all/episode.php?episodenumber=376&screen=5&sortby=;http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/aguas-frescas-recipe/index.html;http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/mango-salsa-recipe/index.html

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