Recipe Time: Hawaiian-Style Sweet And Sour Pineapple And Roasted Bell Peppers.

4 Dec

Oahu, Hawaii. May 2010.

I LOVE Hawaii. L-O-V-E IT. I had the pleasure of going there in May and to be honest it was never really a place on my (very long) ‘to go’ list. I always figured it was overrated, not to mention the 11 hour flight is WAY LESS than desirable when you have the lack of attention span that I have. Stir crazy much??? So all I can say is that it is well worth the flight, cost and jet lag. We had planned to go again in like 2 weeks but now we will not be going until February or March, latest. So since I cannot get there I figured I would bring a little ‘there’ to all of us 😉

Besides the amazing weather, to die for scenery, beaches for days and good-looking people to boot, Hawaii also has some of the best food I have ever had in my life. No lie. I had the best fried tofu in my life at a Thai restaurant in Waikiki and ate the best crepes in my life at a farmers market in Hawaii-Kai. And the Acai Bowls OMG. Like I said, if you can ever get there. Like Nike, Just Do It. Now I am done plugging the state of Hawaii. This recipe is simple, colorful (we should be eating the rainbow at all meals), delicious and versatile. You can eat it by itself, as a side dish or make it a dish atop of some jasmine rice. I love the combination of pineapples and peppers brought together in a sweet sauce.

Hawaiian-Style Sweet And Sour Pineapple And Roasted Bell Peppers.

Ingredients:

-3 Cups Of Cubed Fresh Pineapple.

1 Medium Red Bell Pepper Cubed. Should Be About 1-11/2 Cups.

– 1 Medium Red Onion Cut Into Thin Wedges. Should Be About 1 1/2 Cups.

– 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil.

– 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil.

-1 Tablespoon Light or Dark Brown Sugar.

– 1 Tablespoon Sweetened Coconut Flakes. (Optional)

Directions:

– Preheat Oven To 400.

– Arrange Pineapple, Peppers And Onions On An Ungreased, Rimmed Baking Sheet.

– Drizzle With Oils And Brown Sugar. Toss To Coat. You Can Add Salt And Pepper For Taste.

– Roast Pineapple Mixture On Center Rack Of Oven For 30 Minutes Until Lightly Brown, Flip Once At 15 Minutes.

– Remove From Oven And Sprinkle With Coconut Flakes And Lime Juice, This Step Is Optional.

– Toss To Mix And Serve Hot Or At Room Temperature Over Rice.

Aloha!!!  

 

 

Aloha. Greetings From Maui. May 2010.

 

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