Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Weekend Cookbook Challenge 23 - Celebration Dishes

Tis the season to be jolly. And eat drink and be merry. And of course, to celebrate! This months Weekend Cookbook Challenge host, Mike from Mel's Dinerhas chosen Celebration Dishes as the theme for WCC 23.

I'm hoping to do two dishes for WCC this month (but don't hold me to it Mike). This first dish reminds me of a celebration from earlier this year. Back in February Scott and I went to Maui with my parents to help them celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary. We ate lots and lots (and lots) of good food. Scott bought me a cookbook to bring home, Hawaii's Best Pupu and Potluck.

Last night I made Tasty Chicken Pupu:

And it was tasty! I cracked open my bag of Hawaiian salt that I brought back with me. While the chicken was marinating and cooking the smell of vinegar was quite strong. I was worried that it might overpower the chicken, but it didn't. This was quite good. Not quite like being back in Hawaii having lunch at Maui Taco (WHY didn't I buy that cookbook??), but a pretty nice dinner.

Tasty Chicken Pupu
from Hawaii's Best Pupu and Potluck

2 1/2 lb chicken drumettes
1 tb Hawaiian salt
3 tb vinegar
1" piece fresh ginger, grated
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced

Combine salt, vinegar, ginger and garlic. Soak chicken in mixture for at least an hour. Grill or broil.

Get your own post about Celebration Dishes to Mike by December 23. His email is eatatmelsdiner AT gmail DOT com.


Peter M said...

Simple enough and hey, who wouldn't want to try Hawaiian?

Sara said...

Exactly! And it's good hawaiian, not scary hawaiian, like poi.

Deborah said...

I have yet to visit Hawaii, but this sounds like it would at least give me a taste of it!

Mike said...

I have a thing for ginger, so this looks like a great celebration dish!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

We used to order the pupu trays all the time and haven't for awhile. You Chicken Pupu looks wonderful and something to celebrate!