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alofasamoa

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Samoan Food Recipes
« on: March 25, 2010, 11:48:47 PM »
Just asking for people to list some of their favorite types of samoan foods and how to cook them.
Thanks.
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Palusami casserole recipe
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 07:46:02 AM »
I am not a very good cook, but  Palusami is a must.

Here is a version with an oven and corned beef.
Anyone traditionalists wrap meat or fish in taro leaves and cook in the 'umu?

Palusami casserole

20 oz of spinach leaves
1 (12 ounce) can corned beef, broken into pieces
2 (10 ounce) cans coconut milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Make a layer of spinach leaves in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with some of the corned beef, then keep repeating layers of spinach and corned beef until you run out of spinach. Don't worry about how full the dish is because the spinach will shrink as it cooks. Pour both cans of coconut milk over the dish, pressing the leaves down with a spoon.
Cover tightly with a lid or aluminum foil.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until spinach has completely wilted and the sauce is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Some people like to put dill or onions in there too :)


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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 03:02:59 PM »
thanks for recipe. My husband is in Alaska working but when he comes back I will have to try it on him. Do you have any good recipes using turkey tail other then on the bbq (which I think is the best).
I'm also trying to get the recipe for the "Samoan" version of chop suey. I know there is usually turkey tail or corn beef in it and soy sauce... thanks for the help
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Re: Samoan Turkey Tail, Lu'au/Palusami
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 05:43:45 PM »
A RECIPE FOR TURKEY TAIL-
MAKE A SWEET SAUCES….. WHAT WE DO IS TAKE SOY SAUCE, SUGAR, GARLIC AND WATER TO HELP MAKE THE SOY SAUCE NOT TO SAULTY.
SOAK THE TURKEY TAIL IN THE SOY SAUCE MIX AND FRY IN A PAN.
SERVE WITH A VEGATABLE AND RICE.

THE CHOP SUEY. Or I think this can be called chal main (can't spell it lol)
Again we use a soy sauce mix. You can make it salty this time…… not too salty.
We don’t use turkey tail or corn beef. However we do use steak or beef (which I guess you could cook corn beef too.)
Cabbage
Carrots
Cucumbers
Potatoes.
CHOP it all up and cook together in a pot. Taste yummmmmmy. You can serve with rice very yummy.

Found this off the internet
IDK how good it sounds :) but I don’t think I would eat it. I have also ate something with bananas and coconut milk that I did not enjoy. :)


Lu'au/Palusami

Lu'au is probably the dish that Samoa is most famous for and once eaten will never be forgotten. It is made from the leaves of the taro plant and coconut cream, however onions now tend to be added to it. The coconut cream, onions and some taro are wrapped up in whole taro leaves and, ideally, cooked in an umu. When cooked the parcel of taro leaves is opened and the contents eaten.

The taste is impossible to describe, but suffice it to say that this is truly a food fit for the Gods.

If you cannot obtain taro leaves it possible to produce a pale imitation using spinach. Take 2 pounds (1kg) of chopped spinach, two finely diced large onion and a pound of coconut cream. Boil the spinach for about 25 minutes, so that it is horribly overcooked, and fry the onions until they are soft and brown. Mix both of these together in a frying pan, add the coconut cream and salt to taste. Simmer this over a low heat for about 45 minutes.

We also. Cut up potatoes, chicken, onions. And bake with soy sauce. It is yummy. Serve with rice 

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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 10:41:46 PM »
thanks for the recipe.
but the chop suey recipe that I am looking for is not served over rice, it has noodles in it. They are clear looking. And the meat in it is either turkey tail or corn beef(canned) depends on who makes it. All the samoans I know make it that way, but everytime I ask what they use they wont tell me.
Thanks
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Re: Samoan Saimin
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 12:30:21 PM »
I think you are looking for Saimin,  thin  pasta in a broth with various add-ons.

Saimin means "Thin Noodles" in Cantonese Chinese. It means thin noodles in Samoan too :)
It has been in Samoa so long that it is definitely a local food.
The most common noodle is the thin soft wheat egg noodles.
But also Japanese soba (buckwheat flour noodles) or the almost clear rice noodles can be used.
All are available in large groceries in the Asian section.

For the lazy cook you buy the packages and add hot water and stir ...  Mmm, pretty good.
Maybe your firends pop a few packages with spices into a pot and boil and add a few ingredients. It tastes good to supplement the commercial saimin noodles. And a proud friend might not admit to making it this way.

But for the gourmet, better make your own.

Saimin (Samoan Noodle Soup, slightly asian style)

4 quarts water
1 tablespoon salt
1 (8-ounce) package dry pasta. (Egg Flour, Rice or  Japanese soba noodles)
4 cups soup stock if you have it, chicken broth  or throw in a boullion cube.
If you have some chicken on the bone, cook it with the noodles after you darain off the water to make some soup, add a touch of salt and pepa you have broth :)
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Toppings you like or have on hand ...

In a large pot over medium-high heat, add 4 quarts of water and salt; bring to a boil. Add  noodles and boil  6 minutes until soft.
Remove from heat, drain pasta.
In a  pot over medium-high heat, add soup to noodles.
Reduce heat to low. Add soy sauce and your favorite toppings; simmer for 5 minutes longer or until toppings are cooked. Remove from heat.
Place cooked noodles in a large soup bowl; spoon broth mixture (with toppings) over the top and serve.

Makes 3 to 4 servings.
 
Topping Ideas- use what you like!:
Sliced Spam
Baked ham slices
Roast Pork slices
Sliced carrots
Shredded green cabbage,
Chopped bok choy
Sliced mushrooms
Green peas
Scrambled or fried egg
sliced green onions or scallions
Cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
Fish
Corned beef ...

Some one else have a way to recommend?
Sometimes I have had it almost dry, like a stir-frying the clear rice noodles after they are cooked with the other ingredients. It is all good!


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Samoan Green Banana in coconut milk FA'ALIFU FA'I
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 08:30:53 AM »
This is for Kristin and my old friend AiFa'i
Remember to peel the bananas before cooking! Don't use sweet bananas like misiluki. Only plaintain. Did I say to peel them? :)
Maybe that is why Kristin does not like them?

Fa'alifu Fa'i  Samoan green bananas
Ingredients:

2 BUNCHES GREEN BANANAS   (plaintain or what you can find if not in the islands)
2 CANS COCONUT MILK
1 CUP CHOPPED ONIONS

Fill a pot with water to cover the bananas and bring to a boil.
Add bananas and cook until soft when poked with a fork.

Pour off water when cooked.
Mix coconut milk, onions and salt, stir together, and add to the bananas.

Bring to another  boil.

Cook until the sauce thickens, cool a bit and serve.


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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 04:06:08 PM »
Glad you figured out what I was talking about. That sounds exactly like it. Thanks! I am def going to try your recipe for the Plaintains my husband loves them (even if I cant stand them :) ) and since where we live there is no way to find the taro root, its a great sub.
Thanks again.
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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 07:47:06 PM »
Wow, thanks for this recipes. I really love Samoan pastries anyone who have recipes?

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Re: Palusami casserole recipe
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 02:06:58 AM »
I am not a very good cook, but  Palusami is a must.

Here is a version with an oven and corned beef.
Anyone traditionalists wrap meat or fish in taro leaves and cook in the 'umu?

Palusami casserole

20 oz of spinach leaves
1 (12 ounce) can corned beef, broken into pieces
2 (10 ounce) cans coconut milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Make a layer of spinach leaves in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with some of the corned beef, then keep repeating layers of spinach and corned beef until you run out of spinach. Don't worry about how full the dish is because the spinach will shrink as it cooks. Pour both cans of coconut milk over the dish, pressing the leaves down with a spoon.
Cover tightly with a lid or aluminum foil.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until spinach has completely wilted and the sauce is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Some people like to put dill or onions in there too :)



Makes me hungry
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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 09:01:01 PM »
Here is my recipe for Pani Keke

2 very ripe bananas
3 ½ Cups Flour
1 ¼ Cups Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ Cups Water


Abt. 3 ½ Cups Vegetable oil (shortening is fine) for frying.

Mash the two bananas in a bowl

Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. 
Combine dry ingredients with the banana mush and fold the mixture (don’t mix or use a mixer).  Add water as needed until mixture is no longer dry.

Heat oil on the stove (medium heat - dont burn oil) in a small sauce pan (2 qt. pot) that can fit six to eight egg-sized pancakes and is deep enough to cover the pancakes in oil.

Add the mixture with a greased spoon when the oil is hot.  Cook six to eight egg-sized pancakes at a time.  Remove from oil when dark brown.

I like to roll half of them in cinn and sugar and the other half I dip in cocnut syrup.


COCONUT SYRUP
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
And put them in a pan on medium heat, stirring occasionally, to create a simple syrup.
1 can of coconut milk (not the water just the milk)
 Add it to the syrup, and whisk really well to get it smooth and mixed. Let it cook just until it's thick enough that you can see bare pan for a second as you draw a spoon across the bottom. Add
-just enough kosher salt to coat your fingertip and thumb tip, and
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 03:35:25 AM »
My name is Whare Dewes from New Zealand, part Maori, part European. I love Samoa. Here is the lovely "Banana Drink"

Ingrideance
2lt milk
6 ripe yellow bananas
Sweet Highlander milk

Big bowel

Take skins off bananas and mash bananas into bowl. Add all the milk and then add Highlander milk, half of can or be like me and empty whole can into bowl. Give a good steer. Chill for 5 minutes or enjoy when desired.

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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 07:07:12 AM »

wow lots of ideas what to cook for lunch, please share some more!!  :)

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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2010, 08:33:59 PM »
Thank you soo much for the recipes. YUMMY.

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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 09:31:08 AM »
Who could recommend me top 10 receips to try in Samoa? I would like to write something about the local food after I return from the trip. :) Thanks in advance.
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Re: Palusami casserole recipe
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2017, 07:10:49 AM »


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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2017, 05:40:15 AM »
Traditional Samoan Chop Suey (Sapa Sui) (6-8 Servings)

What you need:
Mung beans (250 grams)
 Noodles (1 glass)
Oil (2 tbsp.)
Onion (1 large, diced)
Garlic cloves (2-4, crushed)
Ginger root (1 tbsp., freshly grated)
Mincemeat (300 grams, beef/chicken/pork)
Soy sauce (2 tbsp. and ½ cup)
Water (2 cups)
Ketchup (2 tbsp.)
Veggies (2-5 cups)
Stock powder (1 tbsp., vegetable/chicken/beef)

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Re: Samoan Food Recipes
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 02:38:26 AM »
It is reall good recipe. My husband like this recipe.
I am also trying to find the recipe for the "Samoan" kind of chop suey. I'm sure there's usually turkey tail in it and soy sauce... Many thanks.

 


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