LUAU PALUSAMI (American Samoa)

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • PREPARING THE CREAM:
  • Scrape 5 fresh coconuts into the baking tin.
  • Bake in oven until brown.
  • Add 1 cup of warm water.
  • Squeeze with a thin cloth or tauaga to get cream.
  • Add salt and onion to personal taste.
  • PREPARING THE LUAU PALUSAMI:
  • 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.
  • Place leaves in hand and close hand slightly to make leaves in a bowl-like shape, into which you pour the cream.
  • 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.
  • Wrap total package in aluminum foil, twisting the top to conceal and hold the package tight.
  • Put in oven and cook for about an hour at 475 degrees F. (quite high).
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