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Moana – Kalua Pork, Coconut, Mahi-Mahi

Quick links: Kalua Pork | CoconutMahi-mahi | Verdict

 

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Moana is such a great movie, even though I agree with the academy and am glad Zootopia won best picture. We had a party here and made tons of pork and fish for friends to celebrate. Make these foods at home for a real treat!

 

Foods Shown

  • Mango
  • banana
  • Pork
  • Coconut
  • Mahi Mahi

 

Moana’s Favorite Pork

When Moana fixes the roof, one of the villagers comes in with a bowl of pork.

I love Kalua pork so I was super excited to make this. I even went out and got legit Hawaiian sea salt for this dish. Believe me, it’s worth it. This is the most authentic I could get without digging a fire pit in the back of my apartment.

Moana Kalua Pork
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
18 hr
Total Time
18 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
18 hr
Total Time
18 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 -8 lbs pork butt (shoulder)
  2. 2 tbs + 1tsp Hawaiian sea salt
  3. 1 tbs + 1tsp liquid smoke
  4. 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix 2 tbs salt, 1 tbs liquid smoke and the pepper together
  2. Using a fork, make punctures all around the pork
  3. Rub the mixture all over the pork
  4. Over a hot pan, sear the outside of the pork
  5. Place the pork inside a slow cooker and cook for 16-18hrs
  6. Drain the juice, but reserve it. Then shred the pork.
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Coconut

In the song “Where you Are,” it talks about how they use all the parts of the coconut. It shows them cooking coconut over a fire inside of coconut leaves. 

I tried the same thing, but in an oven. It is actually an easy way to open up a coconut too! 

Coconut
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 coconuts
  2. banana leafs (or corn husks)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Cover coconuts in Banana leafs
  3. Bake for 30 minutes until the coconuts crack
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Mahi-mahi

We never see anyone actually eating fish in the movie, but we see a bunch of villagers come back with fish to cook.

I assumed it was mahi-mahi, because those are common fish to the area. Here’s a recipe for some delicious islander mahi-mahi 

Mahi Mahi
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Marinade
  1. 1 Small Red Chile, minced or tabasco sauce to taste
  2. 1 Tbsp Cilantro
  3. 2 tsp Lime Zest
  4. Reserved Juice of Grilled Fish
Sauce
  1. 14 1/2 ounces can Coconut Cream, unsweetened
  2. Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
  3. 3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro, reserve 1 tbsp for sauce and remainder for garnish
  4. 2 Tbsp Minced Shallot, reserve 1 tbsp for sauce
  5. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  6. Juice of 1 Lime, reserve zest for sauce
  7. Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  8. 1 lb Mahi Mahi, 4 oz per serving
Fish and Marinade
  1. Salt and pepper fish fillets on both sides. Place on a glass plate. Combine remaining marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 of marinade over fish and distribute evenly. Turn and repeat. Cover and marinate for 30-40 minutes in the refrigerator. Grill 6 inches from flame for 3 minutes each side, or until it flakes with a fork. Remove from grill and keep warm. Reserve the juice from the fish for the sauce. To serve, make a puddle of sauce on each plate, top with grilled fish, then garnish with lime slices and cilantro.
Sauce
  1. Pour 1 cup coconut cream into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil, lower heat to a simmer and reduce until slightly thickened. Add juice from fish, lime zest, cilantro, chile, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
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You’re Welcome!

I’m not a huge fan of coconut meat plain, but other than that, the rest of the food was so good. I have tons of pork leftovers for the next few meals!

Verdict:

Kalua Pork – 9/10

Coconut – 5/10

Mahi-Mahi – 9/10

 

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