Easy Laulau

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on June 6, 2007.



Easy Laulau

  • 6 to 8 ti leaves
  • 3 pounds boneless pork, beef, or chicken
  • 1 pound salted butterfish, soaked
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 4 pounds frozen luau leaves, thawed and drained


  1. Cut and discard stems from ti leaves.
  2. Wash leaves; do not dry.
  3. Cut meat into 1 inch chunks.
  4. Rinse butterfish and remove skin; cut into bite-size pieces.
  5. In a large bowl, mix meat and fish with liquid smoke.
  6. Line a large baking pan with foil; lay 3 to 4 ti leaves in pan.
  7. Add half of the luau leaves.
  8. Arrange meat mixture evenly on luau leaves; put remaining luau and ti leaves on top.
  9. Cover pan tightly with foil.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 3 hours.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on 12 servings):
420 calories, 28 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 75 mg cholesterol, 650 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 34 g protein


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