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Digging a pit and cooking a whole Kalua pig in the backyard may not be practical, but thanks to the wonder of the internet you can find scaled down dishes to bridge the distance and share both celebration and common daily Hawaiian dishes at home.
Hawaiian or Mainland Laulau (Aloha Friends Luau)
Chicken, pork and fish wrapped in ti, luau or banana leaves and steamed.
Kalua Pig in Slow Cooker (allrecipes.com)
No pit in the backyard required!
Lomi Lomi Salmon (Tyler Florence, Food Network)
Do you like lox on your bagels? That’s the best question I can think of to describe if this recipe is for your family.