Sunday, February 17, 2008

Celebrate President's Day - Tiki Style!

From everyone here at, we wish you a wonderful day off on President's Day. Here on the islands of Hawaii, we tend to get together with our friends and ohana (family in Hawaiian) and have a luau BBQ. We hang the ol' stars and stripes, light up the grill, clean up the tiki bar, mix some mai tais (see our previous blog for a great recipe) and toast to the old guys (that's in Presidents). thinks that every BBQ should incorporate tikis! We like to decorate our pop-up tents on the beach with tiki masks and large totems. It invites people passing by to drop in and share a cold one with us! We'd like to share's secret family recipe for Chicken Teriyaki on the grill with you!

1 chicken or 4-5 chicken breasts

1/2 cup Aloha shoyu (if can get it) or regular soy sauce will do.
1/4 cup oil
2 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, mashed

1 generous Tbs. finely chopped fresh ginger


-Combine ingredients for the marinade, then marinade the chicken for 1 - 2 hours, it's even better if you marinade over night.
-Place chicken on a medium hot grill and cook for about 10 minutes on each side. Or bake in a large shallow roasting pan and bake at 325ยบ for about 1 and 1/2 hours or longer, basting every 15 minutes with some of the marinade.


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