Island Dinner (Hawaii)

Something interesting in older cookbooks is that although Hawaii was made a U.S. state in 1959, cookbooks don’t always regard it as a state–even a decade later. An example of this is from yesterday’s Vegetables cookbook-part of the Favorite Recipes of America series. 1966. In the “Foreign Vegetables” section–there is a recipe called Island Dinner (Hawaii) much like it shares a page with “Creamed Cucumbers” (Hungary)

Island Dinner
1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
1 4-oz can mushroom stems and pieces
1/2 cup diced green epper
1/4 c slivered almonds
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
2 6-oz packages frozen king crab meat, thawed and drained
1 envelope cream of leek soup mix
1 c water
1/4 c. chopped pitted ripe olives
1/4 c. chopped pimento
2 tbsp. snipped parsley
Dash of Tabasco sauce
3 c. hot fluffy rice

Combine all ingredients except rice in large skillet. Simmer 15 min, stirring occasionally. Pour hot mixture over rice on platter. 6 servings. Mrs. D.W. Emery, Patterson, Calif.


  1. This dish is very tasty, i too prepared this dish. Its very easy to prepare. The preparation time is also very less. Have a try to it.

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