Chicken or Squid Lū'au
- 6 lbs chicken thighs OR cooked squid
- 4 tsp salt divided
- 6 cups water divided
- 9 lbs taro leaves washed
- 6 cups coconut milk canned or frozen
Combine chicken (or squid), 3 tsp salt, and 3 cups water in a saucepan. Simmer until chicken is tender.
Bone chicken and cut into 1-inch pieces; set aside (if using squid, cut into 1/2-inch pieces).
Remove stems and strip tough part from washed taro leaves.
Place leaves, 1 tsp salt, and 3 cups water in a large saucepan; simmer for 1 hour.
Drain and add fresh water; simmer for 1 more hour, or until bitter sting is removed from the taro leaves. Squeeze to remove excess water.
Add meat and coconut milk to taro leaves; heat thoroughly and serve.
Keywords: Hawaii, Hawaiian, Hawaiian food, Luau, Polynesian