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Hangi Feast



  • Serves 6
  • Cooks in 480 mins (60m prep + 420m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Māori recipe

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Dig a pit in your backyard and line it with rocks.
  2. 2.Build a fire in the pit and let it burn until the rocks are hot.
  3. 3.In a large aluminum foil-lined container, layer the lamb, chicken, kumara, potatoes, onions, carrots, and cabbage.
  4. 4.Drizzle melted butter over the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5.Cover the container tightly with aluminum foil.
  6. 6.Carefully place the container on top of the hot rocks in the pit.
  7. 7.Cover the pit with a wet sack and then with soil to seal in the heat.
  8. 8.Let the food steam in the pit for about 7 hours.
  9. 9.Carefully remove the container from the pit and uncover.
  10. 10.Serve the delicious Hangi Feast with your favorite sauces and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf you don't have access to an outdoor space for a pit, you can try using a large covered barbecue grill.
  • chevron_rightExperiment with different vegetables and meats to create your own unique Hangi Feast.
  • chevron_rightServe the Hangi Feast with traditional Māori accompaniments like rewena bread and pikopiko (fern shoots).
  • chevron_rightDon't forget to plan ahead, as the cooking time for a Hangi Feast is quite long.