Monday, July 2, 2007

Cal Can Cook!

House Speaker Calvin Say won the cook-off with Senate President Colleen Hanabusa in the Flavors of Honolulu charitable event this past Saturday. The two leaders were each given the task of cooking pan fried pork chops and poached salmon (I suppose being so familiar with being in the frying pan and/or hot water?)

House of Reps members and staff cheer on Speaker Say with "Cal Can Cook" signs.

Speaker's recipe for "Palolo Pork Chops" is to pan fry them in garlic and oil, topped with fresh sauteed island vegetables. His poached salmon was cooked Chinese style with hot oil, garlic, ginger, shoyu (soy sauce), green onions and Chinese parsley (cilantro).

Speaker Calvin Say celebrates victory with sons Jared and Geoffrey, wife Cora, and friend/assistant chef Wes Yonamine. In addition to the winning entries, Speaker cooked up two additional dishes: "Local Girls Spam"- cubes of spam fried with fresh island vegetables, and "Poor Man's Sardines" - canned sardines sauteed with garlic and onions on a bed of sauteed watercress.

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