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When you can’t go to ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, you bring the ‘Ohana home.
We decided to recreate the ‘Ohana at home and it was amazing and we’re going to show you how you can bring a little ‘Ohana Disney love home.
Here’s what we served:
‘Ohana Pineapple Coconut Bread
‘Ohana Chicken Wings
Who’s excited?! Let’s get started.
‘Ohana Pineapple Coconut Bread
Here is what you need for this simple no knead bread.
1 3/4 C. Water
1 Egg Yolk
2 T. Shortening
4 1/2 C. High Gluten Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 C Sugar
1 T. Instant Yeast
1 C. Crushed pineapple drained
1 C. Unsweetened coconut
1 C. Sugar
2.5 T. Cornstarch
Pinapple Cocoonut Filling
1. Combine pineapple, sugar and coconut in bowl.
2. Add cornstarch and mix well.
4. Refrigerate until needed.
For the Bread
1. Combine all ingredients in order they are listed in ingredient list in your mixing bowl, and mix with dough hook until dough pulls off of the sides of the bowl onto the hook.
2. Let dough rise until it doubles in size either in a warm space or in the oven set at lowest temperature.
3. Roll out dough onto a floured surface until it is 2 inches thick.
4. Next spread pineapple/coconut mixture over the top of the dough.
5. Fold dough onto itself, securing the mixture inside, tuck in the sides.
6. Slice dough into pieces with a pizza cutter like you would do with cinammon rolls and spread out cut pieces evenly in a 9″ x 13″ pan sprayed with cooking spray or greased.
7. Let dough rise in warm oven for about 45 minutes or an hour.
8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Let cool.
These are my favorite part of ‘Ohana. I could skip the meat, just give me the noodles. All the noodles. The recipe of course calls for yakisoba noodles but if you don’t have those or can’t find them in the Asian aisle at your local store, spaghetti noodles work as well. These are simple and beyond delicious.
- 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
- 3/4 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon Fresh Garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, minced
- 2 Teaspoons Chili Paste
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 6 Tablespoons Pineapple Juice, frozen concentrate
- Yakisoba Noodles or spaghetti noodles
- 1 bag of coleslaw mix
- 1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
Comgine all of the ingredients, except the cornstarch and pineapple juice, in a sauce pot. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and pineapple juice in a bowl, dissolving all lumps. Add the slurry to the sauce mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened.
Cook noodles as directed.
In a large bowl, place coleslaw mix at the bottom.
Drain noodles and then pour directly onto the coleslaw mix. This was “cook” the mix to soften it. After a few minutes, toss the noodles and slaw mix. Add the thickened sauce. We add about half at first, toss and then if we feel it needs more, add to your desired taste. Top with peanuts which is optional.
These wings are really unique in flavor and are great because you get multiple levels of flavor with the spice run and also the sauce. We cook ours in the air fryer but you can also cook in the oven.
Rub for the wings:
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Paprika
- 2 1/5 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 1/5 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 5 Pounds Chicken Wings/Drummettes
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1 Cup Honey
- 3/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- Addition 3/4 cup pineapple juice
Place your rub seasonings in a bowl and thoroughly mix together. Add oil and combine. Add the wing pieces and thoroughly coat the wing pieces, getting the rub all over each wing. Cover and refrigerate for six to eight hours.
For the sauce, combine all of the ingredients except for the additional pineapple juice and cornstarch into a sauce pan. Bring the ingredients to a soft boil. Combine the pineapple juice and the cornstarch to make a slurry and add it to the boiling sauce. simmer until thickened and then let the sauce sit while you cook the wings.
We cooked ours in the air fryer. We love our air fryer; it has quickly become one of the most utilized things in our kitchen and it cooks everything quickly and leaves meat moist and tender and veggies crisp and perfect. We can’t recommend our Ninja Foodi Pro highly enough.
If using the air fryer preheat yoru fryer to 395 degrees and cook in batches, not crowding the wings in the basket for 20-22 minutes for each batch.
Once all the wings are cooked, toss in the wing sauce.
If you are using an oven preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay wings our in a single layer on a pan, not crowding the wings. Bake for forty five to fifty minutes. Toss the wings in the sauce and return to the oven for eight to ten minutes.
We used stir fry veggies straight from the produce section of the grocery store and chicken potstickers from the freezer section to complete this meal.
There you have it! Bringing Disney’s ‘Ohana appetizers home. All you need to do is put “Happily Ever After” on the tv and you are pretty much in Disney.
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