Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hawaiian Mac Salad

For one of my monthly group rotation dinners, the food theme was "Hawaii 5-0." 

I decided to make a Hawaiian macaroni salad. Anytime I order a local plate lunch in Hawaii, it comes with mac salad. Yum! There are so many versions that I wasn't sure which one I wanted to make. 

I found a recipe on youtube, which I thought the recipe sounded ono (delicious); but also Janice Morimoto was halarious!! 

I followed her recipe but made a much larger batch, so the quantities of the ingredients are mine. 

Hawaiian Style Mac Salad 
2 C cabbage, uncooked sliced very thin 
3 T onions, finely diced 
3 small potatoes, boiled peeled, cubed small 
1 Lb macaroni (I used 25 oz. cooked) 
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 can tuna, drained 
6-7 T Best (Hellman's)Mayonnaise - do not use low fat!! 

Boil potatoes with skin on. Cool, peel off the skin, and cube. 

Boil the macaroni with oil and salt in the pot. Cook until it's just beyond al dente. You want to keep the macaroni soft enough for it to soak in the dressing. 

Rinse the macaroni in cold water and drain well. 

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, onion, and tuna, breaking up the tuna. 

Add 4 T. mayonnaise and salt/pepper; mix together. 

Add the macaroni and potatoes and combine. 

Add the rest of the mayonnaise until very creamy. 

Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours. 

Check again to see if any additional mayonnaise is needed.

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