I'a (Fish) Laulau

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on April 22, 2009.



Ia (Fish) Laulau

  • 10 uala (sweet potato) leaves
  • 3 ounces boneless ia (fish)
  • Inamona (ground, roasted kukui nuts) and paakai (salt) to taste
  • Ti leaves for wrapping


  1. Peel the stems off the sweet potato leaves and lay flat.
  2. Season ia with inamona and paakai; place ia in the center of uala leaves and wrap uala leaves around the ia.
  3. Wrap with ti leaves and steam for about 30 minutes.

Makes 1 serving.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including Inamona and paakai salt to taste):
130 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 22 g protein


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