- 2 pounds calamari (squid)
- 3 pounds luau leaves* see note
- 1 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Note: leaves of the taro plant
Clean calamari and slice in rings, then set aside.
Wash luau leaves, remove stems and thick veins. In a pot, boil 3 cups of water with the Hawaiian salt and baking soda. Add the leaves to the boiling water and reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered for 1 hour. Drain, and squeeze out liquid.