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Outdoor Entertaining in Hawaii, with Recipes

Style takes a cue from nature at a dinner party for friends

Written by Krissa Rossbund
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    Check your pantry for these necessary items before shopping:

    • Butter (need 3/4 cup or 1-1/2 sticks)
    • Olive oil (1-1/8 cups)
    • Garlic (need 1 large clove)
    • Eggs (4 large)
    • Sugar (1-1/4 cup)
    • Honey (need 2 tablespoons per drink)
    • Cornstarch (need 1/2 cup)
    • Salt
    • Freshly ground pepper

    Specialty grocery store

    • Micro greens or other delicate, fresh lettuces
    • Kaiware sprouts (tiny daikon radish sprouts; may
    • substitute alfalfa sprouts)
    • Shoyu (dark soy sauce) or soy sauce
    • Mirin (sweet rice wine)
    • Red miso, or miso
    • 12 cannoli shells
    • Truffle oil
    • Sake

    Produce

    • Papaya (need 1 per drink)
    • 1 to 2 leeks (1/3 cup)
    • 2 to 3 fresh ears of corn on the cob (need 2 cups kernels)
    • Fresh basil (enough for 1/3 cup)
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley
    • Grape tomatoes
    • 8 Japanese eggplants or 2 large eggplants
    • Assorted fresh fruit such as mango, kiwi, and strawberries

    Grocery

    • Cornmeal (need 3 tablespoons)
    • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken stock or broth
    • 3 (14-ounce) cans unsweetened coconut milk
    • Strawberry sauce

    Fish counter

    • 1/4-pound lobster meat
    • 8 (7-ounce) mahi mahi fillets

    Dairy

    • Vanilla yogurt (need 4 ounces per drink)
    • 2 (1/2-pint) cartons whipping cream

    Frozen foods

    • 3 (10-ounce) packages frozen diced mango (need 3 ounces per drink plus additional for dessert)
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  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.