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KUKA SAMOA RECIPES


Luau/Palusami    Oka     Masi Samoa    Puligi     Faalifu Fai     Koko Araisa    Pani Popo


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Appetiser

OKA I'A ( Raw Fish in Coconut Cream)

Ingredients: Baking needs:

 3 LBS RAW FISH (CHOPPED)
Preferably Yellow fin tuna or Snapper)

2 CUPS COCONUT MILK (PURE)

1 CUP WATER

1 CUP CHOPPED ONIONS

1 CUP CHOPPED CRABMEAT

1 CUP CHOPPED CUCUMBERS

SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

NOTE: FISH MUST BE RAW
AND DEFROSTED FOR THIS DISH

MIX ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER IN A LARGE BOWL
AND REFRIGERATE FOR 1/2 AN HOUR TO AN HOUR... ... ENJOY!!!!

Sea

Alualu

Limu

Ofugau

Iga (Tuitui)

Main Dishes

Taisi Moa (Chicken Baked in Banana Leaves)

Moa Tunupau (Chargrilled Chicken)

Faiai Fee (Octopus in Coconut Cream)

Faiai Eleni (Herrings in Coconut Cream)

Lupe Tunuvilivili (Wild Pigeon Grilled on open Spit)

Pea Tunuvilivili (Chargrilled Wild Flying Foxes)

Puaa Tunuvilivili (Pig Grilled on Open Spit)

Vaisu (Chargrilled Fish in Coconut Cream)


Sua Ia (Fish Soup in Coconut Cream)


Sapasui (Chop suey)

 

Side Dishes

FA'ALIFU FA'I

Ingredients: Baking needs:

2 BUNCHES GREEN BANANAS

(PEELED)

2 CANS COCONUT MILK

1 CUP CHOPPED ONIONS

FILL POT WITH ENOUGH WATER TO COMPLETELY
COVER BANANAS

BRING WATER TO A BOIL

ADD BANANAS COOK UNTIL TENDER WHEN

POKED WITH FORK

DRAIN WATER COMPLETELY WHEN COOKED

MIX COCONUT MILK, ONIONS AND SALT
TO TASTE.. STIR

ADD TO BANANAS

BRING TO A BOIL

BANANAS ARE COOKED WHEN THE COCONUT MILK
HAS CHANGED INTO A THICKER CONSISTENCY..
LIKE SPAGHETTI SAUCE................

 

Luau/Palusami
(SERVES 10)

Ingredients: Baking needs:

- 5 coconuts - coconut scraper

- onions - baking tin

- lots of taro leaves - - aluminum foil

(usually the inside leaves are preferred) -
a thin cloth or a 'tauaga' - salt (strainer)

PREPARING THE CREAM:

Scrape 5 fresh coconuts into the baking tin.
Bake in oven until brown. Add ~ cup of warm water.
Squeeze with a thin cloth or tauaga to get cream.
Add salt and onion to personal taste.

PREPARING THE LUAU/PALUSAMI:

Get taro leaves. (You will need ~ 4 leaves for one luau.
Use 1 big leaf and 3 or 4 smaller leaves. You can break a bigger leaf
to make a smaller leaf.) Lay the 4 pieces flat with the big one
on the bottom and the 3 smaller ones on top.
Place leaves in hand and close hand slightly
to make leaves in a bowl-like shape, into which you pour the cream.
Pour ~ a small cup of coconut cream inside the leaf structure
and close outside edges of the leaves to enclose the cream,
making the leaves like a ball-like structure.
Wrap total package in aluminum foil, twisting the top
to conceal and hold the package tight.
Put in oven and cook for about an hour
at ~ 250`C (quite high).

 

Miki

Dessert

KOKO ARAISA (Cocoa Rice)
SUA ARAISA (Rice Soup)

SAME INGREDIENTS AS COCOA RICE

3 CUPS RICE

6 CUPS WATER EXCEPT OMIT THE COCOA..........HEHE

2 CUPS COCONUT MILK

1 CUP SUGAR

1 ORNGE LEAF (LAUMOLI)

1 CUP COCOA OR KOKO SAMOA

IN LARGE POT ADD RICE AND WATER..

BRING TO A BOIL

ADD COCONUT MILK..(THIS CAN BE SUBSTITUTED WITH ANCHOR 

OR CARNATION MILK)

ADD SUGAR.. ADD ORANGE LEAF

MIX COCOA (OR KOKO SAMOA) WITH HOT WATER TO FORM A THICK

 LIQUID ADD TO POT.........MAKE SURE COCOAIS FULLY MIXED INTO THE 

LIQUID IN POT BRING TO A BOIL
REMOVE ORANGE LEAF COCOA RICE 

SHOULD BE IN A THICK SOUP-
LIKE CONDITION... SWEETEN TO TASTE ENJOY

 

Fausi Talo

Fausi Esi

Vaisalo

Pisua

Salaki Fala

 

 

Pasteries/Cakes


PANI POPO

Here's the recipe for Pani Popo:

5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 package yeast
2 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon shortening, margarine, or butter
1 teaspoon salt

Mix 2 1/2 cups of flour and yeast. In a saucepan heat and stir milk;
sugar; shortening, margarine, or butter; and salt till warm and
shortening almost melts. Add to flour mixture. Beat with an electric
mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Using a
spoon, stir in as much remaining flour as you can to make a moderately
stiff dough that is smooth and easy to pull - 6-8 minutes.
Put some Crisco shortening on your hands. This will add moisture to
your rolls and make it easier to handle. Shape in a ball and put in a
greased bowl. Turn it on both sides to grease the whole ball of
dough. Cover and let rise in the oven on the top rack and below it in
a pan put some hot water. (The steam from the hot water will help it
to rise) about 45 minutes. Punch dough down.

Roll 18 balls and cover for 10 minutes while you make the following
milk mixture.
Mix 2 cans of coconut milk with 1 cup of sugar. (Add more sugar if
you like it sweeter.) In 2 13x9x2 pans, pour in half of the milk
mixture in each pan, put in 9 bread rolls on top (or you can make the
rolls smaller to make more rolls). Bake at 375 degrees in the oven
for 20 minutes or until bread tests done.


MASI SAMOA

5lb flour
4 cups sugar
10 teaspoon baking powder
4 stick butter or margarine
5 eggs
4 teaspoon vanilla
2 cans coconut milk

Cream butter, sugar, then add eggs, coconut milk and vanilla,

 mix them all together then add flour, baking powder to the 

mixture. Mix them till its easier to handle, then roll it out, cut to 

squares, put it on the cookie sheet and bake at 350 till they are 

brown on both side.

PULIGI

7 cups flour
4 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 cans of evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups water
4 eggs

Burnt sugar mixture:

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a saucepan over medium heat, measure 2 cups sugar and
stir until it dissolves into a brown syrup.
Turn heat down to simmer, then slowly add water then vanilla.

1 - Mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
2 - Cream butter and sugar then add milk, water and eggs.
3 - Add flour mixture to butter mixture.
4 - Add burnt sugar mixture to the above. Mix well.
5 - Pour batter into 2 angel food cake pans lined with foil
so that the batter doesn't seep through
the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees with top covered with
foil (so the steam doesn't escape) for 2
hours or you may steam it in a pot for 2 hours. Enjoy!!

 

Keke Puaa

Keke Faasaina

6 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

6 teaspoons baking powder

200g butter or margarine

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 can coconut milk

 Melt butter and sugar, then add eggs, coconut milk and vanilla

Mix all together then add flour and baking powder to the mixture

Mix well to roll out dough to a 1cm thick sheet, cut into squares

Put on cookie cooking tray bake at 250 degrees celsius turn till brown on both sides

 

Ifi

Lopa


Courtesy of :

Sandy McDonald, Magele Mose and Mrs Faataualofa Magele, Valoaga, Ta'i 
Karen Suaava McDonald,Teuila