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Hawaiian Feast

Hawaiian Feast

OFF THE LINE EPISODE 2:
HAWAIIAN FEAST 

The boys are back and they've prepared a feast of not one, but three Island-inspired dishes: Teriyaki Chicken, Mac Salad and Spam Musubi. 

And, they're doing it all with Spiceology Maui Wowee.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups white rice, of choice

Base Sauce (for chicken, sauce and spam)

  • 2 cups soy sauce (or tamari to keep gluten-free)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup Spiceology Maui Wowee Blend
  • cornstarch slurry (1T cornstarch: 1T water)

Mac Salad

  • 1 pound tubular pasta, of choice
  • 2 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Spiceology Maui Wowee Blend
  • 1 bunch green onion, ¼ in. cut
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ red bell pepper, medium diced

Hot Sauce

Spam Musubi

  • 1 can Spam, sliced
  • 1 Pack Nori sheets
  • cooked rice
  • ¼ of base sauce
  • Water

Instructions:

Base Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients, whisk until sugar is dissolved 
  2. Separate into three bowls, ½ of sauce (1.6 C or 13 fl. oz) into one bowl 1/4 Split the remaining sauce into 2 bowls (.8 C or 6.5 fl oz) 
  3. Add your chicken to the large bowl (13 fl oz). Marinate at least an hour, overnight is preferred 
  4. Cook chicken thoroughly on the grill (165°F)
  5. Slice/chop when ready to serve

White Rice

  1. Cook rice as directed (equal parts rice and water) either in a rice cooker or in a saucepan by bringing rice and water to a boil. If using a saucepan, cover and cook on low for 30 minutes

Spam Musubi

  1. Save SPAM can after removing SPAM
  2. Cut SPAM into ¼ inch slices or smaller depending on preference
  3. Add to small bowl of marinade and marinate for 1 hour
  4. Cut Nori Sheet into preferred size. Using the vertical stripes on the sheets  We recommend 2.5. Using fingers or a brush, lightly brush the surface of cut nori sheets with water on both sides
  5. Turn griddle or pan to medium heat, season with 2 Tbs of oil
  6. Sear SPAM for 3.5 to 4 minutes each side. Set aside on paper towel to remove excess oil
  7. Using the empty SPAM can, press cooked rice into the bottom of the container to form a rice block. Remove from can and layer the cooked SPAM onto the rice. Next, wrap the Nori around the SPAM and rice block. Make sure to keep it tight using enough strain on the Nori wrap when rolling   

Hot Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan
  2. Combine all ingredients into a blender, except the butter
  3. Once blended, slowly pour in the melted butter 
    *If the butter clumps, heat the ingredients in a pan or microwave just until the butter re-melts and blend it all again

Mac Salad

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Once done, cool by running under cold water, this will also stop the cooking process* 
    *can be done the night prior
  2. For the dressing, whisk all ingredients in a medium/large bowl
  3. Once combined and smooth, add the pasta to the dressing
  4. Refrigerate and let sit for at least an hour, overnight would be best

To Make Finishing Sauce

  1. Heat the remaining “Base Sauce” in a small saucepan.  Stir in a cornstarch slurry, bring it all to a boil to cook out the starch. Sauce will thicken.

To plate family-style

On a large platter, place remaining rice on half, grilled sliced chicken over rice, drizzle with finishing sauce, place spam musubi next to the chicken and mac salad next to that. Serve the hot sauce in a squeeze bottle.

Party time!