A luau can go from zero to bad theme restaurant in no time. Here's how to throw a party full of island-inspired authenticity. (Hint: Do not buy toy ukuleles in bulk.)
From simple snacks to a stunning main course, this menu upgrades your typical backyard spread to something a little more exotic.
Mini Hawaiian Sandwiches
In a bowl, combine chopped rotisserie chicken, macadamia nuts, canned lychees, red grapes and just enough mayonnaise to bind. Season with lemon zest and serve on miniature cocktail rolls.
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In a small bowl, combine equal parts melted butter, pineapple juice and jarred apple butter; season with cider vinegar and allspice. On skewers, thread alternating cubes of baked ham and pineapple. Baste with the apple butter mixture and grill until heated through.
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