On my recent trip to Los Angeles, I met up with a friend that grew up on Oahu. She taught me about the traditional Hawaiian dish of Lau Lau. It is very simple to make provided you don’t mind waiting 3 hours for it to steam cook.
Summary: The traditional Hawaiian dish.
- pork butt
- sweet potato
- fish pieces (cod or salmon)
- collard greens (or taro leaf)
- sea salt
- Chop up meat, fish and sweet potatoes into cube sized pieces.
- Salt the meat.
- Place a collard green leaf on top of a piece of foil large enough to wrap it (think burrito).
- Add pieces of pork, beef, fish and sweet potatoes.
- Wrap up leaf into foil.
- Finish wrapping all leafs.
- Place wrapped lau lau into stock pot with steamer.
- Steam for 3 hours.
- Unwrap and eat!