Hawaii for Visitors Recipe Collection

Laulau Recipe

This version of laulau is made with chicken, pork, and butterfish, but some simpler versions use only chicken, and some and substitute spinich for luau leaves and banana leaves for ti leaves.

-30 luau leaves
-6 ti leaves
-1 pound pork, cut into 6 pieces
-1/4 pound salted butterfish, cut into 6 pieces
-6 pieces of boneless chicken
-1-1/2 teaspoons Hawaiian sea salt
-Toothpicks or rubber bands.

Wash both types of leaves and remove stems and fibrous viens. Layer 5 luau leaves and place on top once piece of chicken, pork, and fish. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Wrap to form a bundle, and place the bundle on one end of a ti leaf. Wrap tightly and secure with a toothpick or rubber band. Repeat with the remaiing ingredients until you have 6 bundles. Bring water to a boil in a steamer. Steam lau lau over low heat for 6 hours, or until meat is tender.