We had a trip planned for April to visit Hawaii. I’ve never been, but my husband has. We wanted to see it together to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Then, life happened. My youngest had a hospital stay and our lives were turned upside down.
Hawaii is again in the distant future for me. And that’s okay. My little guy needs me.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the goodness and flavors of the island while I wait to get there.
Check out this recipe from homeparents.about.com using pineapple and soy sauce. It doesn’t get much Hawaiian-er than that.
(Yeah, I know that’s not a real word.)
Plus, I just like the word “bits.” It makes it sound really cute.
1 cup ketchup
1 one standard can of pineapple bits with the juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 small carrot, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients except steak in a bowl or dish. Add steak. Allow to marinate overnight, then drain off the marinade and save it. Cook in a pan until the meat is done, then add the reserved marinade plus one cup water with a tablespoon of cornstarch added. Cook until the sauce is thick. Serve with rice.
For a picnic version, don’t add the veggies and serve with tooth picks. I’ve made 10 pounds for a picnic and not had one bit left to take home!
Here’s a link to the recipe. Enjoy!