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Lau Laus

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  Taro leaves/Spinach 1 Pound
  Shredded pork/Beef / lamb / chicken 1 1⁄2 Pound
  White fish fillet 1 1⁄2 Pound, shredded (Boneless)
  Monosodium glutamate 1 Teaspoon
  Hawaiian salt/Ice cream salt 2 Tablespoon
  Butter cube/Margarine 1 , melted
  Ti leaves/Banana / corn husks / foil 12

Wash and trim taro or spinach leaves.
Place pork pieces in bowl and work in salt and monosodium glutamate.
Pour butter (or margarine) over fish pieces.
Place about 5 taro or spinach leaves in the palm of one hand and top with a medium handful of pork and fish.
Wrap the leaves up over the sides of the mixture and join at top to form a package.
Now place this bundle upside down at one end of a de-veined ti leaf (banana leaf or several corn husks or foil) and roll into a tight package.
Additional leaves may be required to cover all sides.
Tie with string.
Steam packages 4-6 hours (Hawaiian style) or pressure cook with 1/2 cup water 20 min.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 288 Calories from Fat 175

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 121.3 mg40.4%

Sodium 1693.5 mg70.6%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 27 g53.9%

Vitamin A 5.6% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 3.9% Iron 0.07%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lau Laus Recipe