This post comes to you later than I intended, but I challenge ANYONE to cook ANYTHING after 4 of these:
Oh, good times!
As promised, I went with a Hawaiian theme this week to prepare for my travel-job to Oahu. I was going to make Pina Coladas, but Blue Hawaii's (see above picture) were much more fitting. I also made Loco Moco. Frankly, the Spanish translation of that name makes me seriously lose my appetite, so I will refer to it simply as L.M.
L.M., despite its un-Hawaiian name, is one of the few truly Hawaiian dishes out there. Most "Hawaiian" cuisine is more Asian, Polynesian, Mediterranean or even American than specifically Hawaiian. L.M. came out of a grill in Hilo around the mid-twentieth century.
L.M. is very simple to make and the result is very gross-looking in this writer's opinion:
As far as taste, though, I admit I found it delectable.
All you need is:
A cooked burger patty
A fried egg
It is put together with the rice on bottom, followed by the burger and the egg. Pour some brown gravy over it all and enjoy. I used whole grain rice instead of the traditional white and added bacon bits and ate it with a biscuit and hashbrowns. Another option could be to substitute gravy with chili. Regardless, this would make a great protein dish for athletes.
If you need some liquid courage before expanding your culinary horizons, try this Blue Hawaii recipe courtesy of the original King of Tiki, Trader Vic:
1 part Blue Caracao
2 parts light rum
2 parts cream of coconut
6 parts unsweetened pineapple juice
Mix with ice in your preferred method (shaken/stirred/blended) and drink. Fuck the garnish.