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Lau Lau Recipe
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Lau Lau

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"Salt butterfish, pork and chicken wrapped in layers of taro leaves and ti leaves, and then steamed."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Season fish, pork and chicken with Hawaiian sea salt. Place 2 ti leaves in an X on a flat surface for each of the 4 servings.
  2. Place 1/4 of each of the fish, pork and chicken onto the center of 3 or 4 taro leaves. Wrap securely with the taro leaves, then place each wrap on a set of ti leaves. Tie the ends of the ti leaves together with a piece of string.
  3. Place the bundles in a large steamer, and steam for 3 to 4 hours.
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Nov 18, 2009

Da Ono Kine!!! I live in St. Louis, MO and don't have access to butterfish, Hawaiian sea salt, ti leaves or taro. I substituted as follows and it turned out great: Butterfish/Whitefish, Hawaiian sea salt/Kosher salt, Taro/Fresh Spinach Leaves, Ti leaves/Tin Foil. Thanks for a taste of the islands in the midwest.

 
Dec 30, 2009

This is how you make Lau Lau! You can do all chix or all pork if you want to. Also, the cooking time is not for the meat, but rather the amount of time it will take to cook the taro leaves, which need to cook till - well, basically mush. If you are substituting spinach for the taro leaves, you can shorten your cooking time by a couple of hours.

 

10 Ratings

Jan 25, 2011

Ono! I found luau leaves @ the Asian market. For all the Hawaii transplants, butterfish is also known as black cod on the mainland.

 
Jan 08, 2004

Ho, the ono!

 
Feb 03, 2009

Broke da mouth good!!!!!

 
Mar 05, 2010

Ono! I made it with just chicken thighs cuz that's all I had on hand. I also wrapped the bundle in foil as I don't have ti leaves here in AZ. I did add alittle liguid smoke. Served with steamed rice and mac salad. ONO!

 
Apr 21, 2006

Allow me to translate: this is an authentic taste of real Hawai'i, just like Momma used to make. Puts a tear in my eye. Mahalo Auntie May!

 
Dec 07, 2007

oh yeah, what a great main dish to be had!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 33.5 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1422 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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