Before there were two Samoas as there are today, the chain of islands stretching from Ta'u to Savai'i was considered one kingdom. Cook for approximately 35 minutes or until it is cooked but firm enough that it won’t mash up. We 'enjoy' the same fa'asamoa. Oops.. apologies for that. I am trying to search for the history or origin to how this recipe became a staple in the pacific. You wouldn’t want the eggs and oil to separate. Potato salad is the first food I can remember eating. Don't make creamy and creamy. So long as the potatoes are cooked to the perfect texture, and as long as you’ve added enough salt, the quantities of ingredients for the rest of this recipe is up to your personal preference. Fast forward to today, and you'll find the two sides of Samoa are economically divided but culturally united. The whole egg goes into the mayonnaise mixture with the egg yolks. We eat the same food. You should be able to find it at Woolie’s because we have it at our Countdown shops here in NZ. Simple theme. Remove and cut potato and beet root into cubes and place in a large bowl add in mixed veges and Boiled eggs. I can’t wait to make it today. Taste the salad and add more salt, mayonnaise or any other ingredient until it's perfect, to you. We speak the same language. It takes one click). I love how you have explained the steps so thoroughly. On life and the Pacific Islander entrepreneur. All content © 2010-2013 panipopos. Polynesia, Micronesia or Melanesia? Takihi – a recipe for that creamy, sweet and savory Niuean treat, Where am I? Basically, there's my mom's recipe, which is perfect, and every other version I know Koni from when we worked together in a contact centre. So here on Manaui, we created a poll: “How would you spell the name of this dish” (go ahead and have your say. Save some mayonnaise to dress the top of the salad. The creamy dish will go well with the BBQ meats and the tangy dish will cut through all that richness. Oh, and we always, ALWAYS make our pink potato salad dressing from scratch – none of this using Best Foods (unless you like it, up to you). I often wonder if Samoans ever think the same about our own divided nation. But actually, this is one of the most well known salads in the Polynesian community… it’s so yummy, you can never get enough of it. What is chow chow?? Grate 2 eggs on to the rest of the ingredients then carefully combine everything together. Slowly drizzle in the oil while still whisking. How would you spell the name of this dish. Kia Orana! Now that all the ingredients have cooled, add the diced potatoes to a large mixing bowl. This takes time and practice so don’t rush it. ...big, beautiful food loved by the People of Oceania. Chow chow is like a yellow relish that comes in a jar lol. Add 1/2 cup (122g) of crushed pineapple and mix to blend. Pour the salad mixture onto a tray and carefully smooth down the potatoes over with a spoon, until the mound of salad looks like an upside-down bowl. I don't know. To go with the BBQ marinade from the previous post I recommend you make either a creamy potato salad and a tangy coleslaw, or a tangy potato salad and a creamy coleslaw. Using a large pot or stock pot, bring water to a boil. In case you need a makeup artist for Pacific Island skin. When the potatoes are ready, let them cool enough to handle with a tea towel, then peel potato skins. Which part of the Pacific do you identify with most? No need to add any salt at this step. Cover this entire mound of salad with an even layer of the reserved, freshly made mayonnaise, then garnish it by grating the remaining boiled eggs evenly over the dressing. The flavour from here is up to you. Who are we kidding? If you have any stories please let me know. I hope someone here can help with that. Once cooked, drain the mixed vegetables, peel the eggs then set them aside to cool. Boil frozen veges till cooked then peel beet root and boil till cooked. Add the vinegar or lemon and salt while still whisking, until it meets your taste. Add the egg yolks into a large bowl and whisk using an electric egg beater until it thickens and is light in texture. Before we get to the recipe, let’s dispel a commonly held belief about potato salad and food poisoning, because the two get thrown together a lot. Hey Kandace. That famous pink potato salad from the Cook Islands – recipe includes homemade dressing! Paifala – Samoan half-moon pies (traditional recipe), Nelson and the second Mau, Brown and White Mini-cakes. Today, Anne prepares Duck Confit with an Avocado and Beet Salad as well as Steamed Pork Buns and Coconut Jelly Dessert. My question is. Add mayonnaise to vege and mix thoroughly, place fancy lettuce on to serving bowl and fill with mayonnaise mix then grate boiled egg over top of vege. The two additional cups…, I followed your recipe and put 2 cups water in add…, It is pronounce like that but spelt mainese>, How would you spell the name of this dish, Bombing techniques for your next trip to the Cook Islands. Remove and cut potato and beet root into cubes and place in a large bowl add in mixed veges and Boiled eggs. For the creamy salad, simply dress with mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. This creamy Classic Potato Salad features the perfect balance of textures and flavor and is a potato salad you can feel proud to show off at your next barbecue, picnic, potluck or family dinner! Add approximately ½ to 1 cup of the freshly made mayonnaise dressing to the potato mixture until the entire salad is evenly coated. North and South Korea are today seen as two separate nations, but despite what the outside world might think, my South Korean friends believe that one day the 'countries' will unite and become one powerful nation of Korea. I'm definitely a better makeup artist than I am a writer, but I'm excited to share some of my beauty and island experiences with you. Save some mayonnaise to dress the top of the salad. So far, the winning name/spelling from our poll is MAINESE. A russian work collegue said to me they do creamy beetroot and potato salads too! I’ve been taught to use a butter knife to carefully pull away the skin while the potato is still quite warm. (Or you can use 2 small, separate pots - its up to you). Oh, the mustard is added to the mayonnaise mixture (in the blender/mixer). (Quiz). I’m Aussie trying to recreate that beautiful pink potato salad from the cook islands. Anyway, let's get cracking with some recipes. Add a generous amount of salt (like when cooking potato mash) and add the 7 potatoes WHOLE and WITH THE SKINS ON. This recipe comes from what my old school aunties taught me combined with flavours and technique that I just like. white vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice. Powered by. This site is pretty much mostly about FOOD! For the coleslaw, shred quarter of a large cabbage and 1 large carrot and combine them in a bowl. I want to taste every single ingredient and not just a hint of them. Some people call it mayonnaise, some call it minus, we're calling it mainese - that famous pink potato salad from the Cook Islands. A special email, the significance of 1 June, and C... Samoan History Month and Samoan Style BBQ. Because of our people's prowess on the waters, an early European discoverer called the Samoans islands 'the Navigators'. Samoans in those days were as comfortable in the water as they were on land, travelling easily between islands by canoe and navigating by nature's compass. In tahiti we make the mayonaise the french way and call this recipe Salade Ruz which is translated to Russian salad. Transform your leftover vege’s into a lean lunch! Add approximately ½ to 1 cup of the freshly made mayonnaise dressing to the potato mixture until the entire salad is evenly coated. © 2020 Copyright Māori Television - All rights reserved | Terms of Access. I am yet to meet a Cook Islander who is not critical when trying someone else’s Mainese recipe. What was tricky about this dish is its name, and also, ‘how do we spell it?’. Remember, the potatoes continue to cook well after they are drained so it is important not to over cook them. Add mayonnaise to vege and mix thoroughly, place fancy lettuce on to serving bowl and fill with mayonnaise mix then grate boiled egg over top of vege. Since it was my first culinary memory I am very particular about how I like my potato salad made. This way of making it is how Koni likes it, adaptated for Manaui.com. While the potatoes are cooking, in a smaller pot, bring your eggs to the boil together with your mixed veges. Then in the late 19th century, ancient Samoa was geographically and politically divided by squabbling world powers. Ever met someone for the first time and immediately thought, "This person is going to be my friend someday," and then it comes true? Taste the salad and add more salt, mayonnaise or any other ingredient until it's perfect, to you. Just providing some food for thought. The ancient capital was Manu'a, which according to Samoan lore was the birthplace of Samoans and all Polynesians. about Duck Confit with Balsamic and Honey. That’s really interesting. So that’s how we’re spelling it for this recipe – the famous pink potato salad from the Cook Islands called Mainese. Don't make tangy and tangy. What do i do with the whloe egg descibed in the dressing?It has not been added anywhere. Dice the potatoes into 1 ½ cm cubes and set aside to cool.