Monday, April 9, 2018

How to Eat Like Walt Disney!

We're not just talking Disney World (or Disneyland depending on where you're reading this from)burgers and fries...we're discussing some of the man's favorite recipes. Walt was known for taking risks, and that included the kinds of food he served to guests inside the park. Marcy Carriker Smothers, who wrote the book (aptly named) Eat Like Walt, The Wonderful World of Disney Food, stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about some the meals Walt Disney himself enjoyed.  To research the book, she went to the source, Disneyland and found some amazing treats.  Among them, the Pineapple Polynesian Ribs, served at the Tahitian Terrace. It's an easy recipe to make, and Marcy notes it was an amazing experience to create the book.  She tells Tonia that going to Disneyland and being among Walt-fanatics was a very inspiring experience.

Tahitian Terrace The vintage name for this dish is Ko’aia Haia Kahiki.
Serves 4

2 cups tomato ketchup
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup crushed pineapple (fresh or canned)
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
3 whole cloves
4 pounds pork spareribs or baby back ribs

Combine all ingredients (except ribs) and blend well.  Allow mixture to stand in refrigerator overnight. Strain before using. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place ribs on a rack in roasting pan or sheet pan. Bake, basting with sauce often, for 2 to 3 hours, or until meat separates easily from the bone.