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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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