421 - Aloha!
Hawaiian Pork Butt Roast and Chicken Long Noodle
If we were in Hawaii, I could see us heading to a luau right about sunset. Well, here are two traditional Hawaiian dishes for your own luau: Hawaiian Pork Butt Roast, and Chicken Long Noodle, which is also known as Chicken Long Rice.
HAWAIIAN PORK BUTT ROAST
- 7 lb butt roast
- liquid smoke
- oil (for baking pan)
- bok choi
- butcher's thread
Add oil into baking pan and set on cook-top at medium-high.
Place roast on counter and sprinkle a generous portion of salt onto it, rubbing it in to the flesh. Brush mesquite-flavoured liquid smoke onto the roast. This adds an authenticity to the recipe, which would normally be done in a lava pit!
Transfer roast into pan and brown on each side.
Cut a large piece of tinfoil and place it onto your counter. Place a length of butcher's string across the tin foil and lay two bok choi leaves on top of the string. Remove roast from cook-top and transfer onto leaves and tinfoil.
Place additional bok choi leaves on top of the roast. Tie leaves onto pork roast using the butcher's string.
Wrap tinfoil tightly around roast, and transfer into baking pan.
Roast for six hours in a 400º oven.
Upon removing from the oven, cut the string and pull back bok choi leaves to reveal a beautiful roast.
CHICKEN LONG NOODLE (a.k.a. CHICKEN LONG RICE)
- 2 tbsp peanut oil
- 2 garlic cloves, shaved
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp soya sauce
- 3 lbs chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 2 cups water
- 1 clove garlic
- 12 oz. rice noodles
- 1 white onion, chopped
- sprinkling of green onion, chopped
Add peanut oil into wok or large skillet on cook-top. Add two garlic cloves, salt, and soya sauce. Allow to sauté.
In a separate pot, cook cubes of chicken breast in two cups of water and a clove of garlic.
Add chicken to wok. Add rice noodles, onion, and chicken stock from the pot. Continue to heat up until noodles are cooked and chicken is tenderized.
Sprinkle a generous portion of green onions on top.
These traditional Hawaiian meals will have your guests saying, "Aloha!" in no time!