Photo: People waiting to get in the Cooking Contest tent for the Public Tasting of entries...and this was the end of the line...dozens had already come through when I thought to step outside and take the picture!
All three second place winning recipes in this post! Two of the entries by the same person and both of these contestants have participated (and won) in previous Liliko'i Cooking Contests.
These recipes are deceptively simple, and yet, each packed a lot of flavor!
Second Place Winner Dessert Category – Sunserene Quevedo of HPP, Puna with Liliko’i Pudding Cake
Liliko’i Pudding Cake
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
3 eggs, separated
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter – room temperature
1 cup milk
5 Tablespoons Liliko’i juice
1 teaspoon lemon or lime zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray six 6 ounce ramekins with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, mix sugar and flour.
In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks with butter until well blended.
Whisk in the milk, liliko’i juice, and zest into egg mixture.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour and sugar mixture and whisk until smooth.
In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until firm peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg and flour mixture. Place the ramekins on a 9 x 13 baking pan to which you’ve added enough room temperature (tap) water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Pour batter into each ramekin. Place the pan in the oven and bake the pudding cakes for 35 minutes. The layers will separate.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
You may need to use a small knife to loosen the edges and invert onto a plate or serve in the ramekins. Enjoy!
Second Place Winner in the Entrée Category – Sunserene Quevedo of HPP, Pahoa with Passion Barbecue Pulled Pork
Passion Barbecue Pulled Pork
4-1/2 pounds pork roast
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
2 sprigs thyme
Put all above ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours.
Passion Barbecue Sauce
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup liliko’i juice
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
2 dashes Sriracha Sauce
Whisk all ingredients together until well incorporated and brown sugar has dissolved.
When pork is done, use a fork to shred the meat. Toss pulled pro with the Passion Barbecue Sauce and reserve one cup sauce for those who might want more. Serve with Liliko’i Slaw (recipe also entered in contest and will be shared separately)
Second Place Winner in the Sides - Soups - Salads - Sauces - Preserves Category – Rosa Ahrens of Kea’au, Puna with Liliko’i Fire Sauce
Liliko’i Fire Sauce
18 – 20 liliko’i
1 Tablespoon organic ginger, grated
1 teaspoon organic turmeric, grated
1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon organic Hawaiian honey
1/3 – 1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian sea salt
2 small Hawaiian hot chile peppers
Gently blend all ingredients and refrigerate. Quantity for 18 fluid ounces or about 12 – 16 servings over salads.
This sauce was served over small salads of mixed greens and root vegetables.
The categories for the Liliko'i Cooking Contest were Entrées, Sides (included soups, salads, sauces, preserves, etc), and Desserts
Judges criteria for judging the Liliko'i Cooking Contest: Best use of liliko’i / Taste / Presentation / Originality & Creativity
Each judge can award from 0 to 5 points per criteria. At the end of the judging, all judges scores are tallied and, of course, the prizes are awarded to the highest scoring entries.
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