Monday, December 20, 2010

The Hangi - New Zealand

No New Zealand Food Blog could not mention the Hangi.

The Hangi is made by placing food in a pit filled with hot rocks. The food is covered in tin foil trays (these days) - or covered in bark and large leaves - or sacking. This is to prevent burning of the food.

Apparently the type of rock is important - as some rocks shatter in the heat (something you don't want).

For a comprehensive guide see http://www.maorifood.com/hangi.htm

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