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    LUAU PALUSAMI (American Samoa)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs

    Satyne's Note:

    Submitted for my food odyssey, American Samoa. Recipe taken from here http://www.thegutsygourmet.net/natl-american-samoa.html Prep and cooking times listed are estimates based off the recipe. It may also be worth while checking out this link before preparing this dish. http://www.victoria-adventure.org/aquatic_plants/recipes/taro_basics.html

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 5 coconuts
    • onion
    • taro root, leaves (LOTS, usually the inside leaves are preferred)
    • salt
    • 1 cup water

    Directions:

    1. 1
      PREPARING THE CREAM:.
    2. 2
      Scrape 5 fresh coconuts into the baking tin.
    3. 3
      Bake in oven until brown.
    4. 4
      Add 1 cup of warm water.
    5. 5
      Squeeze with a thin cloth or tauaga to get cream.
    6. 6
      Add salt and onion to personal taste.
    7. 7
      PREPARING THE LUAU PALUSAMI:.
    8. 8
      Get taro leaves. (You will need 4 leaves for one luau.Use 1 big leaf and 3 or 4 smaller leaves. You can break a bigger leaf to make a smaller leaf.) Lay the 4 pieces flat with the big one on the bottom and the 3 smaller ones on top.
    9. 9
      Place leaves in hand and close hand slightly to make leaves in a bowl-like shape, into which you pour the cream.
    10. 10
      Pour ~ a small cup of coconut cream inside the leaf structure and close outside edges of the leaves to enclose the cream, making the leaves like a ball-like structure.
    11. 11
      Wrap total package in aluminum foil, twisting the top to conceal and hold the package tight.
    12. 12
      Put in oven and cook for about an hour at 475 degrees F. (quite high).

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    Nutritional Facts for LUAU PALUSAMI (American Samoa)

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 702.6
     
    Calories from Fat 598
    85%
    Total Fat 66.4 g
    102%
    Saturated Fat 58.9 g
    294%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 40.4 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 30.2 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 17.8 g
    71%
    Sugars 12.3 g
    49%
    Protein 6.6 g
    13%

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