Hawaiian Lau Lau's
posted by TONI 05-23-98 9:15 PM
2# beef chuck roast
2# pork butt (preferably with a little fat)
1# fresh or salted salmon or butter fish
Cut all meats into 10 equal cubes.
1 to 2# Taro leaves, washed stems removed and sorted into 10 equal amounts
20 Ti leaves
string, for tying the "bundles" (Lau Lau's) securly, or:
foil to wrap around the Lau Lau's to keep them intact.
Place 2 Ti leaves on top of each other to form a cross,
layer the Taro leaves on top of each other in the center, place a piece of
beef, pork, and fish in the center of the leaves, sprinkle with Hawaiian
By holding the outer Ti leaves, gather the entire production up to form a
shape similar to a large hersheys kiss. Now either tie the outer leaves
with string to secure the Lau Lau, or wrap in a sheet of foil to contain
everything. You are now ready to steam these packages for 3 to 4 hours.
Remove the outer Ti leaves and discard them, as the are not edible, they
are for flavor only. The finished result is a richly-flavored, extremly
succulant entree. The only thing missing now is some Poi, and Lomi-Lomi
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