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Lau Lau Recipe: Hawaiian Pork and Taro Packets (laulau)

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Laulau is an insanely delicious Hawaiian food made from pork, black cod and taro leaves. They are wrapped in ti leaves and steamed until tender. When I was in Hawaii, this was one of my favorite foods.This is an awesome recipe with simple preparation and a fun presentation. Broke da mouth dis one! Thanks for watching.
  Taro leaves/Spinach leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm) (The stems are cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces and boiled)
  Black cod 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into bite size pieces
  Pork belly 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into bite size pieces

1. Take four of the taro leaves, place 2 pieces of pork, a piece of fish and few of the boiled taro stems. Roll up the leaves and pack it in a banana leaf and tie it up neatly with a string.
2. Once the leaf packets are assembled, put them in a steamer and cook them for about 3 hours.

3. Serve them by opening the leaf packets while they are warm. They can be served with macaroni salad or rice.

Things You Will Need
1. Steamer
2. Banana leaves - 1 Packet (If frozen, defrost them and cut each of them into manageable pieces)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Pork Belly
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes
Hawaiian Pork with Cod Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves
Fine dinning option at home. This video prepares a Hawaiian style pork know an laulau. It is made with the goodness of Asian taste combine with pork and cod fish wrapped in banana leaves. Steamed to give a rich taste, it is a very healthy form of cooking. Made quickly and delicious, this exotic dish goes very well as a side dish with noodles or rice.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 240 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.1%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g23.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 67.8 mg22.6%

Sodium 93.9 mg3.9%

Total Carbohydrates 0.5 g0.17%

Dietary Fiber 0.25 g1%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 20 g40.2%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 0.6%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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