Thankful for lau laus - little bundles of goodness on a Hawaiian table

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Thankful for lau laus - little bundles of goodness on a Hawaiian table

lau lau cooking in the pot

Lau laus are so simple - some meat, some leaves, some salt, all wrapped up in ti leaves and steamed for hours.  I always forget to take pictures when I'm making them because I get so wrapped up in it.  

Lau is Hawaiian for leaf, thus lau lau means leaf leaf because of the leaves inside the leaves.

There are many variations on the lau lau recipe, and they are all good!

lau lau on the plate

Add some Molokai sweet potatoes, and garden salad, and you have a complete and healthy meal.  You'll find lau laus on the menu when you go to a Hawaiian luau, or local restaurant in Hawaii.  If you live here on Maui you can make your own.  Make a whole bunch at once and it's the start of a party.


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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

The lau laus sounds delicious. I have never have had any but I would welcome the opportunity to eat some.


Nov 17, 2012 06:24 AM #1
John & Irma Nelson
San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes

sounds yummy ...all we need to do is hop on a plane to Maui and visit you..(have a spare bedroom to shelter us from all the cold???)  I know its not cold but we need shelter!

Nov 17, 2012 06:33 AM #2
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Georgina it is so fun to see interesting Hawaiin recipes. Keep them coming!!

Nov 17, 2012 08:09 AM #3
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Georgina,                        

Yummy and when we go there, I definitely want to try them. They look like little green presents..very creative! Thanks for sharing.

Nov 17, 2012 11:03 AM #4
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I haven't seen or heard of these before.  I guess I need to plan a trip to the island.

Nov 17, 2012 11:38 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sure looks good.  Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Have an outstanding week.  Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

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Nov 17, 2012 08:34 PM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Georgina, YUM, would love to try these some day.     They sure make the plate look beautiful!

Nov 18, 2012 12:22 AM #7
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for coming by to learn about lau laus, and thanks for your comments!

Nov 18, 2012 05:05 AM #8
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I love it! We MUST have something we can wrap food in to cook it...........I wonder what. Now I will have to research this!

Nov 19, 2012 03:03 AM #9
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