Meals, household, and hospitality are the cornerstones of the Hawaiian tradition. Generations of my husband’s household have lived, beloved, and flourished on the Hawaiian Islands, a spot steeped in historical past and custom. Conventional cooking is one certain method to convey all of the household collectively. Having been raised by his grandparents on Kauai, and since transferring to the mainland, he longs at instances for the home-style meals and reminiscences it holds. So, with a purpose to fill that want and to cross on the love of Hawaiian Meals to our household, we’ve got discovered to create one in all our favorites, Hanamaulu Hen, right here in our own residence. And to cite Grandma “Individuals gotta eat”. So why not eat properly.
This recipe is one I wish to name a reminiscence revival recipe, for 2 causes. Cause one, as a result of to style it brings again so many fond reminiscences, and two, as a result of my husband needed to experiment with it from reminiscence to get it good. I’ve to confess there have been some hits and misses for some time, however with nice diligence and a coronary heart for perfecting the true Hanamaulu Hen recipe for our household to share, he achieved this actually scrumptious meal. Historically this rooster is available in a Field Lunch, out there to order at varied eating places on the islands. It’s often accompanied by Received Tons, Char Sue, Macaroni Salad, Rice, and an Oriental Salad. I intend to submit these recipes to share sooner or later.
Elements for 1 pound of rooster:
half of tsp. Black Pepper
1 Medium piece Ginger Root (peeled and crushed into small items)
half of Tbs. Salt
Four Tbs. Sugar
half of Tbs. White Vinegar
half of Tbs. Sesame Oil
1 Tbs. Floor Ginger
half of Tbs. Oyster Sauce
half of Tbs. MSG
1 Tbs. Garlic Powder
half of tsp. Black Pepper
Four Tbs. Soy Sauce
1 Lb. Hen Thighs
Elements for five kilos of rooster:
1 half of tsp. Black Pepper
1 Giant piece Ginger Root (peeled and crushed into small items)
1 Tbs. Salt
12 Tbs. Sugar
1 Tbs. White Vinegar
1 half of Tbs. Sesame Oil
2 Tbs. Floor Ginger
1 half of Tbs. Oyster Sauce
1 half of Tbs. MSG
2 Tbs. Garlic Powder
12 Tbs. Soy Sauce
4-5 Lb. Hen Thighs
I extremely suggest utilizing solely rooster thighs for this recipe. They need to be deboned after which lower in half width clever. And for goodness sake, go away on the pores and skin. It could take a while for this course of until you get used to it, however imagine me it’s value it ultimately. As soon as you’re carried out deboning and slicing, take a fork and pierce every bit throughout.
Based on which recipe amount you select, mix all elements settle for the rooster, into a big bowl. I favor to make use of a Tupperware with lid. As soon as all elements are properly blended, add all of the rooster items and coat the rooster properly with the marinade. Refrigerate the marinating rooster for as much as 24 hours of extra, stirring and recoating the rooster a number of instances all through that point. The longer the rooster can marinade the higher.
Word on utilizing MSG. Many individuals favor to not use MSG for supposed well being issues. MSG is a meat tenderizer and taste enhancer. I’ve discovered that including it to this recipe accelerates the speed of absorption of the marinade into the meat. It’s simply effective in the event you favor to not use it, you might simply have to delay the marinating course of some time.
That is the batter mixture for every pound of rooster you select to prepare dinner at a time.
1 cup Flour
1 Black Pepper
So if I used to be going to prepare dinner 2 kilos at a time, and save the remainder for later, I might double this combination, and so forth.
Now had been able to prepare dinner.
After your rooster has marinated the suitable period of time, you’re going to need to fry this rooster. I like to recommend a deep fryer, however you can too use a wok or a pan, so long as you possibly can utterly submerge every bit of rooster. Advisable oil for frying is peanut oil. It’s lighter oil and has a better warmth tolerance then say vegetable oil. Set your fryer temperature at 375 or you should use a cooking thermometer to gauge the temp of your oil.
Word on frying rooster or some other meat for that matter:
If you find yourself able to fry, get your meat out of the fridge and permit it to return to room temperature. Very chilly meat will decrease your oil temperature and trigger meat to be beneath cooked. Principally, you need your oil to stay actually scorching, so that is the easiest way. Actually scorching oil will get you very crispy, very juicy meat.
OK now your rooster is marinated, at room temp, and your frying oil is scorching at 375.
Coat every bit of rooster within the above batter, I like to recommend Four items at a time to prepare dinner collectively, and drop rooster into the recent oil. Enable rooster to fry 4-6 minutes relying on how large every bit is, 6 min. for big items. When carried out, take away rooster from oil and permit rooster to drip dry on straining rack or paper towels. Hen shall be scorching, so cool on rack earlier than consuming.
Nicely, I believe I lined every thing. That is such a pleasure sharing this household recipe with you; I hope you and your loved ones get pleasure from it as a lot as we do. Aloha!