Elite Pacific Agent’s Guide to 4th of July

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2018 by Brittany Anderson

There’s nothing quite like celebrating the 4th of July in Hawaii. Spend the day at the beach light up the grill, throw down the picnic blanket, and get ready for the fireworks show!

With firework happening all over the Hawaiian Islands from Kailua to Hilo, Honolulu to Lihue there’s plenty to see, but the main event is what’s for dinner!

What are our Elite Pacific agent’s cooking up today? Here is a list of the top dishes you’d find at an agent’s BBQ:

  1. Ribs
  2. Potato Salad
  3. Burgers
  4. Grilled Corn on the Cob
  5. Watermelon
  6. Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Salad

Find out the best places to view 4th of July Fireworks here!

The traditional Hawaii potluck style is to bring a favorite dish to share, here are our Elite agent’s favorite 4th of July recipes:

Donna Rice’s recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob: Pull down the husks but do not remove, clean off silk strands or start with a cleaned corn on the cob.  Make a butter sauce with lime, pepper, salt and Old Bay Seasoning brush on cobbs. Fold up husks and tie with string or use tin foil to cover the corn.  Put over a hot grill or throw on to hot coals in a fire, turn every 5 minutes for 20 minutes. Done and enjoy.

Marketing Manager, Margot Stewart’s Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Salad: Broccoli florets, chopped purple onion, crumbled bacon, shredded sharp cheddar cheese...dressing is mayo, apple cider vinegar, and sugar to taste, enough to coat to your preference. Refrigerate covered overnight (or at least four hours ahead of time) stir, recover. Stir one more time before serving.

Rebecca Keliihoomalu’s Burger tip:  Burgers should be Big Island Beef!

No time to cook? Here are Elite Pacific’s favorite grab-and-go Hawaii catering locations:

  1. Mamane Bakery and Sandwich Isle Bakery both in Waimea have outstanding apple pies.
  2. Pukalani Superette Chow Fun
  3. Whole Foods

Have a safe and fun-filled Fourth of July!