Wild axis deer were introduced to the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the 1860s, and today flourish all over the island. Adapted from The Polynesian Cookbook. Prep time does not include overnight marinating time. Serve with buttered noodles.
German sailors in the 1800s were atracted by Samoa's beauty and climate. Many emigrated there, bringing their recipes with them. Adapted from Sam Choy's Polynesian Kitchen. For a crisper slaw, cut cabbage in half and soak in salted ice water for about 1 hour. Drain, chill, and then shred. Prep time does not include chilling time.
Adapted from Barbecue USA. To set up a three-zone fire on a charcoal grill, rake half the lit coals into a double layer on one-third of the bottom grate. The rest of the coals go in a single layer in the center; the other third of the grate should have no coals. This gives you three different heat zones--a hot zone for searing, a medium zone for cooking, and a safety zone for holding food. Prep time includes marinating time.
Adapted from Barbecue USA. The soy and vinegar sauce is traditionally served with chicken and pork, the coconut sauce with seafood and poultry, and the lemon sauce with fish. Note on the yield: the coconut and lemon sauces each make 1 1/2 cups; the soy and vinegar makes 1 cup.