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How to Cook Keoki's Lau Lau

by
author image Kay Miranda
In 2001, Kay Miranda had her second screenplay purchased, then started writing a weekly column in "The Messenger," with work appearing in "Xquisite" and "Valley Scene Magazine." Miranda earned a Bachelor of Arts in bio-psychology from the University of Colorado. Fortunate to play collegiate tennis, Miranda has extensive travel and coaching experience.
How to Cook Keoki's Lau Lau
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Keoki's is a brand of Hawaiian lau lau, the state dish made of ti leaf-wrapped pork or chicken with rice or vegetables. Keoki's is available through major Hawaiian food distributors and supermarkets. It is sold in packages of three, with 240 calories per pork lau lau, 20 g of fat and 15 g of protein. The chicken lau lau has 330 calories, with 25 g of fat. Pork has 25 g of protein, with chicken containing 28 g per serving. Pork and chicken follow the same cooking procedures.

Step 1

Thaw the lau lau package in the refrigerator, if frozen. This might take 24 hours. Place the package in a bowl to catch any liquid dripping.

Step 2

Fill the bottom of a steam bucket with water just below the level of the basket. Boil the water on high.

Step 3

Place the lau laus in the basket. Set the basket in the pot and cover with a lid.

Step 4

Steam the lau laus until done. If the lau lau is thawed, this should take about 30 minutes.

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Step 5

Remove the packets and unwrap them. You don't eat the ti leaves, but everything else is edible.

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